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XMM-Newton uses light echoes to map dynamic black hole


Material falling into a black hole throws X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time,…
The Black Hole at the Centre of our Galaxy might Theoretically be a Wormhole

October 28, 2019

Even though a direct test of whether the black hole allegedly located at the centre of the Milky…
NASA Visualization Shows a Black Hole’s Warped World

September 26, 2019

This new visualization of a black hole illustrates how its gravity distorts our view, warping its surroundings as…
Using gravity to map the radio emission beams of neutron stars

September 9, 2019

Researchers have been successful in mapping the topography of both magnetic poles of a pulsar for the first…
Einstein’s general relativity theory is questioned but still stands “for now,” team reports

July 26, 2019

Detailed UCLA-led analysis of a star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity behaves.…
In an underground mine in South Dakota, researchers unravel mysteries of dark matter

July 24, 2019

Scientists around the world have attempted for decades to solve the mystery of dark matter, which accounts for…
Martian Gravity

July 22, 2019

Fifty years ago this month, the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, and the first human being…
Feel the force? Study points to non-Newtonian force affecting particles’ flight

June 4, 2019

When Nebraska’s Herman Batelaan and colleagues recently submitted a research paper that makes the case for the existence…
‘Mars Buggy’ Curiosity Measures a Mountain’s Gravity

February 1, 2019

Apollo 17 astronauts drove a moon buggy across the lunar surface in 1972, measuring gravity with a special…
Saturn hasn’t always had rings

January 21, 2019

One of the last acts of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before its death plunge into Saturn’s hydrogen and helium…
Beyond Einstein: Physicists find surprising connections in the cosmos

December 19, 2018

Albert Einstein’s desk can still be found on the second floor of Princeton’s physics department. Positioned in front…
GRACE-FO Satellite Switching to Backup Instrument Processing Unit

September 15, 2018

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission team plans to switch to a backup system in…
Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

September 14, 2018

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts —…
First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole

July 30, 2018

Culmination of 26 years of ESO observations of the heart of the Milky Way Obscured by thick clouds…
In the gravity field of the black hole

July 27, 2018

The massive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is an ideal cosmic laboratory for all…
Defying gravity: FSU professor’s work to be conducted at International Space Station

June 25, 2018

A Florida State University professor’s latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the…
ECOSTRESS Among Science Payloads on Next Space Station Mission

June 13, 2018

A new batch of science is headed to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon on the…
Gravity fascinates latest astronaut scholar

June 4, 2018

Brian C. Seymour of Ruckersville, a rising fourth-year student at the University of Virginia double-majoring in physics and…
UI undergraduates design and build ‘sandbox’ to show how gravity works

January 15, 2018

At the University of Iowa, you can see how gravity works by playing in the sand. Undergraduate students in…
New experiment proposed to test quantum nature of gravity

December 27, 2017

A team of scientists including two University of Southampton physicists has proposed an experiment it believes could answer…
Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission

October 28, 2017

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission…
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity

March 1, 2017

Mammalian cells fully adapt to zero gravity in less than a minute. Real-time readings on the International Space…
Astronomers find evidence of ‘missing link’ black hole

February 9, 2017

An international team of astronomers today announced new evidence for the existence of a middleweight black hole in…
Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

January 31, 2017

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our…
Saturn’s gravity uncovered by satellite images

November 19, 2016

The results help provide a better understanding of the internal structure of the planet, and hopefully answer the…
Atomic Beltway Could Solve Problems of Cosmic Gravity

November 16, 2016

When is a traffic jam not a traffic jam? When it’s a quantum traffic jam, of course. Only…
Much ado about nothing: Astronomers use empty space to study the universe

August 13, 2016

Researchers who are looking for new ways to probe the nature of gravity and dark energy in the…
Successful First Observations of Galactic Centre with GRAVITY

June 26, 2016

Black hole probe now working with the four VLT Unit Telescopes The GRAVITY instrument is now operating with…
Celestial Bodies Born Like Cracking Paint

March 2, 2016

A Duke theorist says there’s a very good reason why objects in the universe come in a wide…
New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

March 2, 2016

Acoustic-gravity waves are very long sound waves that cut through the deep ocean at the speed of sound.…
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