The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) now spans the diameter of our planet and, when the vast project goes online, astronomers will get their first glimpse of the bright ring surrounding a supermassive black hole.
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.
WATCH LIVE: Tonight, at 7 p.m. EDT, The Perimeter Institute will be hosting a special lecture by British physicist Jon Butterworth who works on the ATLAS detector at the LHC.
New simulations of the most energetic collisions in the universe are helping astrophysicists understand how gravitational waves are generated, possibly giving us an exciting glimpse into the future of gravitational astronomy.
Carl Sagan, the best science communicator of his age, was also an avowed athiest who loved discussing religion. Continue reading →
Tomorrow, a set of four satellites will be launched into the Earth's magnetosphere to study the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection.
A ravaged star, having survived its partner's supernova explosion, is being flung out of the Milky Way at record speeds.
For only the second time, an exoplanet living with an expansive family of four stars has been revealed.
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