Relativity
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. more
The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
There are two competing ideas of how platinum deposits formed: the first involves gravity-induced settling of crystals on the chamber floor, while the second... more
Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds  LIVE SCIENCE · 17 hours
Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. more
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet  ESA · 17 hours
 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the... more
Hubble Observes Tiny Galaxy with Big Heart  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be... more
Does the gas in galaxy clusters flow like honey?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
We have seen intricate patterns that milk makes in coffee and much smoother ones that honey makes when stirred with a spoon. Which of these cases best describes the behavior... more
Astronomers Need a (Steady) Hand Tracing Spiral Galaxies to Find Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A citizen-science project is asking people to trace spiral galaxies to help astronomers find intermediate-mass black holes. more
A New Candidate for Dark Matter and a Way to Detect It  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Two theoretical physicists at the University of California, Davis, have a new candidate for dark matter, and a possible way to detect it. They... more
Dwarf Starburst Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A starburst galaxy called ESO 495-21 is just 3,000 light-years across, but it harbors a black hole of about one million solar masses... more
Magnetic Fields May Muzzle Milky Way's Monster Black Hole  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The mysteriously quiet behavior of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole may be influenced by magnetic field lines. more
Muscle loss in space travelers could be reduced finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston explain that space travellers often face muscle loss that is caused due to reduced gravity during their flight... more
Researchers learned how to better combat muscle loss during space flights  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can... more
Relativity to Build Factory for 3D-Printed Rockets at NASA's Stennis Space Center  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA's Stennis Space Center. more
Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be just 3000 light-years across, but that is not stopping the galaxy from... more
Relativity to Build Factory for 3-D Printed Rockets at NASA's Stennis Space Center  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA's Stennis... more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
ESA Impact June  ESA · 7 days
This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights. more
ESA Impact June Council  ESA · 7 days
This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights. more
Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole quiet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But many other galaxies have highly active black holes, meaning a... more
Astronomers Determine Mass of Small Black Hole at Center of Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small--really small, astronomically speaking. In fact, a team including... more
Stephen Hawking Was Right: Black Holes Can Evaporate, Weird New Study Shows  SPACE.COM · 1 week
In 1974, Stephen Hawking made one of his most famous predictions: that black holes eventually evaporate entirely. more
Astronomers ‘Weigh’ NGC 4395’s Central Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has found that the central black hole of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4395 has a mass... more
Relativity to build rocket factory at Stennis  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity announced June 11 it will establish a production facility for its Terran 1 rocket at NASA’s Stennis... more
Gravitational data from Dawn suggests dome on Ceres is made of volcanic mud  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests the large dome found on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres... more
Technique Pulls Interstellar Magnetic Fields Within Easy Reach  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which... more
LOFAR Telescope Sees Ridge of Radio-Emitting Plasma between Two Merging Galaxy Clusters  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope network have detected a vast ridge of radio emission connecting the merging galaxy clusters Abell 0399 and... more
That Time a Bunch of Space Hippos Crashed Coachella (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 1 week
We all know that interstellar flights, far away from the spectacular sights of planets and moons, need a little entertainment. Enter: flying hippos. more
Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small—really small, astronomically speaking. more
Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields—which weave through space in our galaxy and beyond, representing one of the most potent... more
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research group from Ruhr-Universität Bochum has investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does... more
How Acids Behave in Ultracold Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Bochum-based researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation (Resolv), together with cooperation partners from Nijmegen, have investigated how acids interact... more
Most-detailed-ever Simulations of Black Hole Solve Longstanding Mystery  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An international team has constructed the most detailed, highest resolution simulation of a black hole to date. The simulation proves... more
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does or does not release its... more
Fast and furious: Detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument developed in the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias... more
Acid solvation versus dissociation at "stardust conditions": Reaction sequence matters  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Chemical reactions at ultralow temperatures are of fundamental importance to primordial molecular evolution as it occurs on icy mantles of dust nanoparticles or on ultracold water clusters in... more
Fast and furious: detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument, which analyses the infrared light gathered by the... more
Antarctic glacier named after GFZ satellite mission 'GRACE'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A glacier in the West Antarctic has been named after the German-American satellite mission GRACE. GRACE stands for "Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment." Between 2002 and 2017, the scientific mission measured the... more
A quantum simulation of Unruh radiation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago) have recently reported an experimental observation of a matter field with thermal fluctuations that is in accordance with Unruh's radiation predictions. Their paper, published in Nature Physics, could open... more
What Is the Black Hole Information Paradox?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The universe really likes its information. It doesn't like to create new information, and it doesn't like to destroy any of its existing information. more
Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at... more
Structured spike series specify gene expression patterns for olfactory circuit formation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Neural circuits emerge through the interplay of genetic programming and activity-dependent process. During the development of mouse olfactory map, axons segregate into distinct glomeruli in an... more
What Is the Black Hole Information Paradox?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The universe really likes its information — but black holes pose a huge paradox physicists can't yet solve. more
Most-detailed-ever simulations of black hole solve longstanding mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team has constructed the most detailed, highest resolution simulation of a black hole to date. The simulation proves theoretical predictions about the nature of accretion disks—the matter that orbits and... more
What Is the Grandfather Paradox?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
If time travel is possible, it must avoid the contradiction of the grandfather paradox. more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. more
The Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Has a Cool Gas Halo — Literally  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
For the first time, astronomers may have imaged the cool disk of gas surrounding the gigantic black hole at the heart of... more
Rockets for education  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Why rockets are so captivating is not exactly rocket science. Watching a chunk of metal defy the forces of gravity satisfies many a human's wish to soar through the air and into space. more
New method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Hydroxyl radicals (OH) react with methane and break it down, but it's been hard for scientists to get a handle on... more
Physicists create stable, strongly magnetized plasma jet in laboratory  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of scientists has for the first time created a particular form of coherent and magnetized plasma jet that could deepen the understanding of the workings of much larger... more
Ultrafast correlated charge and lattice motion in a hybrid metal halide perovskite  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskites have shown remarkable optoelectronic properties, exhibiting an impressive tolerance to defects believed to originate from correlated motion of charge carriers... more
Three ways to travel at (nearly) the speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One hundred years ago today, on May 29, 1919, measurements of a solar eclipse offered verification for Einstein's theory of general relativity. Even before that, Einstein had developed... more
3 Ways Fundamental Particles Travel at (Nearly) the Speed of Light  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
While it's tough for humans and spaceships to travel near light speed, tiny particles do it all the time. Here are three ways that's possible. more
'Time-travel' feature added to drives to fight ransomware attacks  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One of the latest cyber threats involves hackers encrypting user files and then charging 'ransom' to get them back. In a new paper, researchers examine how to use the commodity... more
Thermal analog black hole agrees with Hawking radiation theory  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology has found that a thermal analog black hole they created agrees with the Hawking radiation theory. In their paper published... more
Temporal scaling of aging as an adaptive strategy of Escherichia coli  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Natural selection is thought to shape the evolution of aging patterns, although how life-history trajectories orchestrate the inherently stochastic processes associated with aging is unclear. Tracking... more
In a first, scientists took the temperature of a sonic black hole  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A lab-made black hole that traps sound, not light, emits radiation at a certain temperature, as Stephen Hawking first predicted. more
Breakthrough Needed? Starshot Interstellar-Flight Project Faces Challenges  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
It's still unclear if the bold interstellar-flight project Breakthrough Starshot can actually work. more
Jumping drops get boost from gravity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A decade ago a new idea was brought into the general scientific community -- shedding water from condensers was more efficient by using surface tension to make microscopic water droplets 'jump' off the surface. The idea... more
Jumping drops get boost from gravity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A decade ago a new idea was brought into the general scientific community—shedding water from condensers was more efficient by using surface tension to make microscopic water droplets "jump" off the surface. The idea took the... more
Researchers demonstrate constraints on symmetries from holography  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A pair of researchers, one at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and another at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Tokyo, have recently investigated a set of old conjectures about... more
Pushing stargazing to the limits with the world's largest gamma-ray observatory  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
To discover the secrets of exploding stars or black holes, scientists have been focusing on the gamma rays they emit. However, gamma rays don't pass through... more
World celebrates centenary of confirmation of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Celebrations are underway across the globe to commemorate 100 years since a UK-led expedition confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. The theory fundamentally changed our understanding of physics and astronomy, and underpins critical modern... more
Galaxies as 'Cosmic Cauldrons'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly “inefficiently”. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing... more
Visualization of ultrafast melting initiated from radiation-driven defects in solids  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Materials exposed to extreme radiation environments such as fusion reactors or deep spaces accumulate substantial defect populations that alter their properties and subsequently the melting behavior. The quantitative... more
Video: 100 years of gravity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One hundred years ago this month, observations performed during a total solar eclipse proved for the first time the gravitational bending of light predicted by Albert Einstein's new theory of gravity, general relativity. In this video, Günther Hasinger,... more
Einstein's triumph  ESA · 4 weeks
Celebrating a century of gravity experiments since the first test that proved Einstein’s theory during a solar eclipse on 29 May 1919 more
GRACE data contributes to understanding of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), reports on the contributions that their... more
GRACE data contributes to understanding of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The University of Texas at Austin team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), reports... more
Big black holes can settle in the outskirts of small galaxies  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Astronomers have found dozens of surprisingly massive black holes far from the centers of their host dwarf galaxies. more
Clocks, gravity, and the limits of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The International Space Station will host the most precise clocks ever to leave Earth. Accurate to a second in 300 million years the clocks will push the measurement of time to test the limits... more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the... more
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly inefficiently. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like "cosmic cauldrons," consisting of components... more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  ESA · 4 weeks
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow... more
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly 'inefficiently'. Most of the gas is dispersed by stellar radiation, revealing galaxies to be highly dynamic systems, like 'cosmic cauldrons', consisting of components... more
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Young stars heat molecular clouds and drive hot interstellar gas bubbles throughout galaxies. more
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Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
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How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
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What Is the Black Hole Information Paradox?
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3 Ways Fundamental Particles Travel at (Nearly) the Speed of Light
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100 Years Ago Today, a Total Solar Eclipse Experiment Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity
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Video: 100 years of gravity
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Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'
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