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“Relativity”

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.
Jun 9, 2015 03:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After poring over the details of the most perfect Einstein Ring imaged to date, ALMA astronomers have discovered that this distant galaxy is a frenzy of star formation.
Jun 1, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have witnessed, for the first time, a relativistic collision in a black hole jet millions of light-years from Earth.
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 14, 2015 07:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new study carried out by the ESO's Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that dark matter may well interact with itself. Continue reading →
Apr 7, 2015 01:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This is one of the finest examples of an Einstein ring spotted to date, but it wasn't observed by the Hubble Space Telescope, this stunning example of general relativity in action was captured by the world's most powerful ground based observatory.
Feb 10, 2015 12:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A chance alignment of galaxies and a touch of extreme physics was all it took for the universe to create an uncanny smiley face in deep space.
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