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AI technique does double duty spanning cosmic and subatomic scales

October 3, 2019

While high-energy physics and cosmology seem worlds apart in terms of sheer scale, physicists and cosmologists at Argonne…
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…
Milky Way’s central black hole puts Einstein’s theories to the test

July 26, 2019

University of California astronomers have tested Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity in the crucible of the monstrous black…
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.…
You Could Travel Through a Wormhole, but it is Slower Than Going Through Space

April 24, 2019

Special Relativity. It’s been the bane of space explorers, futurists and science fiction authors since Albert Einstein first…
Most Detailed Observations of Material Orbiting close to a Black Hole

November 2, 2018

ESO’s GRAVITY instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) Interferometer has been used by scientists from a consortium…
Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole

July 30, 2018

In 1915, Albert Einstein published his famous Theory of General Relativity, which provided a unified description of gravity…
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…
How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

July 17, 2018

In the 1920s, Edwin Hubble made the groundbreaking discovery that the Universe was in a state of expansion.…
VLT Makes Most Precise Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Outside Milky Way

June 25, 2018

Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope,…
NIST Atomic Clock Comparison Confirms Key Assumptions of “Einstein’s Elevator”

June 5, 2018

By comparing different types of remote atomic clocks, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…
Explaining the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy

April 4, 2017

Enigmatic ‘dark energy‘, thought to make up 68% of the universe, may not exist at all, according to…
Gravitational vortex provides new way to study matter close to a black hole

July 13, 2016

Dr Diego Altamirano from the University of Southampton has contributed to new research that has proved the existence…
Cereal science: how scientists inverted the Cheerios effect

June 17, 2016

The phenomenon of the famous breakfast cereal clumping together when floating in a milk bowl is known as…
Five-dimensional black hole could ‘break’ general relativity

February 20, 2016

Researchers have shown how a bizarrely shaped black hole could cause Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a foundation…
Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

February 12, 2016

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at…
Cornell theorists affirm gravitational wave detection

February 11, 2016

Cornell astrophysicists and scientists played a vital role to validate the historic news of the first direct detection…
Mysterious radio signals from space test Einstein’s General Relativity theory

January 6, 2016

A new way to test one of the basic principles underlying Einstein’s theory of General Relativity using brief…
LISA Pathfinder launch timeline

December 1, 2015

On Wednesday, a Vega rocket will boost LISA Pathfinder into space to pave the way to a future…
Researcher’s work offers more proof of Einstein’s general theory of relativity

November 18, 2015

A Florida State University high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers…
Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

November 10, 2015

Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites – subject to complex salvage manoeuvres following their launch last year into…
Eleven year cosmic search leads to black hole rethink

September 28, 2015

One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year…
Study finds different ways for a black hole to swallow a star

September 12, 2015

In a tidal disruption event, an unfortunate star passes too close to a dormant supermassive black hole and…
How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

February 23, 2015

Cosmologists are intellectual time travelers. Looking back over billions of years, these scientists are able to trace the…
When Light Just Isn’t Fast Enough

February 19, 2015

Take a speed of light trip across the solar system starting at the Sun We’ve heard it over…
LOFT mission: Testing General relativity by measuring quasi-periodic black hole oscillations

December 12, 2014

Well, one would say, there is nothing to test anymore in the field of the general theory of…
How are Energy and Matter the Same?

November 27, 2014

As Einstein showed us, light and matter and just aspects of the same thing. Matter is just frozen…
Time Dilation Confirmed in the Lab

September 30, 2014

It sounds like science fiction, but the time you experience between two events depends directly on the path…
What Time is It in the Universe?

August 29, 2014

Check your watch, what time is it? But wait, you’ve actually been moving and accelerating, and according to…
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