Relativity

6.14.18

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.

2.22.17

One of the Greatest Cosmic Mysteries Was Solved By David Shoemaker’s Device

LIGO's detection of gravitational waves was an achievement comparable to Galileo’s telescope. Meet the man whose team built the detector.

12.6.16

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.

6.16.16

Gravitational Waves Are Just Everyday Astrophysics Now

This week's announcement of a second LIGO detection is likely just the start.

5.30.16

The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Watching space-time warp from a tiny island off West Africa.

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2.23.16

Europe Is Testing Its Gravitational Wave Detector Tech in Space

The LISA Pathfinder mission is testing technology for a different type of gravitational wave detector—1.5 million kilometres from Earth.

1.24.16

Dark Energy May Be Distorting Our View of Gravitational Waves

Waves traveling through expanding space-time should look different than waves traveling through static space-time.

11.30.15

Philosopher Jürgen Renn Explains Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

Where does revolutionary knowledge come from?

11.19.15

Lost Satellites Will Help Test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

Two of the ESA's Galileo positioning satellites wound up in the wrong orbit, but it's not all for naught.

11.11.15

A Teen Won $400k for His Video Explaining Special Relativity

Time dilation, how does it work?

9.25.15

Mind-Bending Architecture Photos from a World Inspired by Escher

William Chyr's 'Manifold Garden' is like being inside a physics-defying piece of art.

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