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Nov 12, 2014 10:15 AM ET
As gobsmackingly cool as it is to land on a comet AT ALL, the Rosetta craft's journey just to catch up to the flying rock was mind boggling in its own right. Trace explains the dizzying physics and helpful assist from gravity that made it possible.
Sep 30, 2014 08:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mass and gravity are intimately related, so it stands to reason that the link between the Higgs boson and gravity is just as fundamental -- now astronomers are looking to the stars to actually test the finer details of this relationship. Continue reading →
Sep 3, 2014 07:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When watching NASA’s historic video footage of the Apollo astronauts on the moon, it becomes clear that the alien lunar gravity was a little troublesome. The moonwalkers would often trip, stumble and wipe out as they explored the dusty landscape. … Continue reading →
Jun 17, 2014 10:20 AM ET // Kelly Dickerson, Space.com
Earth's gravitational pull is so powerful that it creates a small bulge on the surface of the moon.
Mar 17, 2014 06:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It's a wonderful moment in any scientist's career when they are informed that their bedrock theory is proven. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 07:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Parabolic flights are used for a myriad of scientific and not-so-scientific zero-gravity experiments, but this is the most glamorous use of a zero-G aircraft ever. Continue reading →
Jan 8, 2014 07:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Hubble Space Telescope's ambitious new mission to use natural gravitational lenses to magnify some of the earliest galaxies has returned its first stunning views of the depths of the Cosmos.
Jan 7, 2014 12:24 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Pulsar astronomers scored big with the finding of a triple star system that includes a millisecond pulsar -- it could be one of the most extreme tests yet for Einstein's general relativity. Continue reading →
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