Testing gravity using dwarf stars

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Sakstein, Jeremy;
  • Journal: volume 92issn: 1550-7998
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.124045
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106 | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics | Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

<p>Generic scalar-tensor theories of gravity predict deviations from Newtonian physics inside astrophysical bodies. In this paper, we point out that low mass stellar objects, red and brown dwarf stars, are excellent probes of these theories. We calculate two important a... View more
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