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Landslides on Mars Spotted from Space in Amazing NASA Photo  SPACE.COM · 15 hours
On Mars, just as on Earth, gravity can send material tumbling down steep slopes — and the results can be stunningly pretty, as shown in this photograph NASA... more
First-ever open public alerts now available from LIGO  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two new probable gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime caused by cataclysmic cosmic events and first predicted by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago—have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave... more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
However, researchers have identified that this process—the biological gravitational pump (BGP) - cannot account for all of the carbon reaching the deep ocean, and a range of additional... more
Boom! Another Neutron-Star Crash Spotted  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have apparently spotted another epic neutron-star crash — and they didn't need gravitational waves to do it. more
Image: Partial Gravity Simulator practice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In preparation for his Beyond mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, in March 2019. Here he is strapped to the Partial Gravity Simulator to practice repairing the dark-matter hunter AMS-02. more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
DIY Gravitational Waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for... more
Gravitational echo phenomenon will become a key to the new physics, physicist says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Gravitational echoes may be caused by the collision of two black holes, and may indicate that these objects have completely new physical... more
LIGO Is Up and Running Again and Already Spotted Two Possible Black Hole Mergers  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Within two weeks of beginning its third observation period, the LIGO project has spotted the gravitational-wave signatures of what could... more
DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help. more
Remarkable photo of black hole released in astrophysics breakthrough  REUTERS · 2 weeks
An international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black... more
Remarkable image of black hole released in astrophysics breakthrough  REUTERS · 2 weeks
An international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black... more
Astronomers deliver first photo of black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered throughout the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity. more
Black holes: picturing the heart of darkness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers are poised Wednesday to unveil the first direct image of a black hole and the surrounding whirlwind of white-hot gas and plasma inexorably drawn by gravity into its ravenous maw, along with the... more
'Electron shuttle' protein plays key role in plant cell-wall construction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists studying plant cell walls—structural supports that help plants overcome the downward pull of gravity—have discovered mechanistic details of a protein involved in the assembly of lignin, a... more
In astrophysics milestone, first photo of black hole expected  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Scientists are expected to unveil on Wednesday the first-ever photograph of a black hole, a breakthrough in astrophysics... more
It's a one-way street for sound waves in this new technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own room is inaudible to the whisperers. Researchers have... more
It's a one-way street for sound waves in this new technology  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own room is inaudible to the whisperers. Yale researchers... more
Hubble Sees Globular Cluster Messier 2  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 2. Globular clusters are spherical groups... more
3 Questions: Lisa Barsotti on the new and improved LIGO  MIT · 3 weeks
“If we are very lucky, we might observe something new … or maybe even something totally unexpected.” more
Cutting-edge VLTI Instrument Reveals Details of a Storm-wracked Exoplanet Using Optical Interferometry  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method... more
Testing Einstein's equivalence principle near a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The GRAVITY Collaboration, a team of researchers at several renowned institutes including the Max Planck Institute, LESIA Paris Observatory and the European Southern Observatory, has recently tested part of the... more
How to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On the morning of Aug. 17, 2017, after traveling for more than a hundred million years, the aftershocks from a massive collision in a... more
Hello, Quantum Vacuum, Nice to See You  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015,... more
LIGO and Virgo resume search for ripples in space and time  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The National Science Foundation's LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) is set to resume its hunt for gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—on April 1, after receiving... more
Cosmic fireworks in the clouds: Volunteer detectives sought for Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Caught in a cosmic dance, our nearest neighbor galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are cartwheeling and circling each other as they fall toward... more
GRAVITY instrument breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Cutting-edge VLTI instrument reveals details of a storm-wracked exoplanet using optical interferometry. more
GRAVITY instrument breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The GRAVITY instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a complex exoplanetary atmosphere with clouds of... more
GRAVITY instrument breaks new ground in exoplanet imaging  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The GRAVITY instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. This method revealed a complex exoplanetary atmosphere with clouds of... more
In a spin  ESA · 4 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: new bedrest study tests impact of artificial gravity more
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