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But I think you can imagine the distortion of time in that video: space lines that are stretched out towards the body also imply the "stretched out" time, i.e. time flows slower near massive bodies.
Back to the article, I wonder when a 'neutron star' became an actual defined term solid enough to be used to describe a radio signal from space. When the scientific community doesn't even know what defines a neutron star, it seems pretty daft to use an undefined term to try and discern the nature of gravity.
Considering the only object ever observed that is somewhat like the idea of a neutron star didn't fit the basic requirements and gave birth to 'quark stars' you have to consider if these guys have any idea what they are looking at.
It is estimated that there are 10^8 neutron stars in our galaxy. About 1000 of these have actually been observed by astronomers so far.
(Its temperature, size, and brightness are what would be expected for a neutron star. The clinching information, observation of a pulsar, has not been supplied yet, however.)
This purported neutron star is also of interest because analysis of the atomic composition of the supernova remnant (using optical spectra) in comparison with stellar evolution models suggests that the mass of the progenitor star that produced the supernova was 25 solar masses. If this indirect inference is correct, this is the most massive supernova progenitor known to have produced a neutron star (rather than a black hole).
This is a short animation illustrating the concept of 3D-Time then superimposing it onto a Minkowski Diagram with light cone and all. Notice several things:
1). Linear time is a vector of two temporal dimensions,
2). The metric for the temporal coordinates is a complex conjugate of the metric for the spacial coordinates,
3). The center section of the model is a plane or surface and not a point,
4). If we let the center section correspond to a Plank length, then the temporal components can correspond with momentum and the spatial components can correspond with position.