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Aug 27, 2015 12:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Has Stephen Hawking found the 'emergency exit' for information falling into a black hole?
Aug 26, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A new spacecraft will test ideas to find gravitational waves in the universe.
Aug 10, 2015 08:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through extremely high precision measurements of a pulsar orbiting a white dwarf star, astronomers have found that the gravitational constant, which dictates the force of gravity, is 'reassuringly constant' throughout the universe.
Jul 15, 2015 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
May 29, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Powerful jets of material spewing from the edge of monster black holes may be more likely to arise where two galaxies have merged together.
Apr 23, 2015 05:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered 11 entire galaxies that have undergone some unpleasant gravitational turbulence and flung from their home clusters, marooned in intercluster space.
Mar 17, 2015 09:19 AM ET
If our planet had no gravity, what would happen? Would we all just float away like so many spacesuited George Clooneys? Join us in a little thought experiment, as we ponder a world that doesn't pull us down.
Mar 5, 2015 11:58 AM ET
It's not a spare moon of ours, exactly, but Earth does have a sort of gravitational buddy out there, in the mellifluously named 3753 Cruithne. It orbits the sun, just like us, and is locked with Earth in what scientists call orbital resonance.
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