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“Relativity”

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.
Jan 13, 2015 06:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, the mass of a binary pulsar pair has been precisely measured, but it was a race against time before the extreme gravitational warping of spacetime caused one of the dense objects to blip out of view.
Dec 12, 2014 08:57 AM ET
Time moves forward and only forward. We all know that. Or do we? A new study challenges our preconceived notions about time and posits the idea that the arrow of time could, in effect, go both ways, thanks to a mirror world we can't even see.
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