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.
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.
Researchers using the Hubble space telescope took advantage of a naturally occurring zoom lens in space to capture an unprecedented quadruple image of an ancient supernova.
So-called strange stars, made of radically different stuff than ordinary matter, may finally be detectable.
The letter, typed on Einstein's personal stationary, is dated June 10, 1939, and was sent to a Jewish hat merchant in midtown Manhattan.
Christopher Nolen's movie 'Interstellar' will be an epic space adventure encapsulating humanity's need to explore the Universe, but it's the visual effects for the movie that are garnering early attention. Continue reading →
Thanks to German scientists, we no longer need spacecraft or theoretical papers in order to recreate the time dilation aspect of Einstein's special theory of relativity. They did it in a laboratory.
Gravitational waves are hard to observe, but they could have a dramatic effect on stars that we could possibly detect. Continue reading →
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