For the first time, astronomers recorded the gravitational waves given off by the formation of a new black hole. The waves, which rippled out from the cosmic newborn like the sound waves emanating...
Einstein’s gravity-explaining theory of General Relativity may not tell the complete story of how galaxies and black holes formed throughout the universe. New supercomputer simulations implementing...
Crispy Black Hole It’s been exactly a month since the first photo ever taken of a black hole was released by am international coalition of scientists. The admittedly blurry image was taken by a...
Pale Orange Ring The image of a black hole shared by scientists on Wednesday represents many things. It’s the first-ever direct observation of a black hole’s event horizon, it’s evidence supporting...
Using data collected from their network of telescopes, the Event Horizons Telescope team hopes to produce the first ever image of a black hole in 2018.
Researchers from CalTech have published a paper supporting the idea that space-time and gravity emerge from quantum entanglement. This could help link the theories of general relativity and quantum...
2017 saw some spectacular advances in astronomy that is helping us to better understand the vast universe. Advancing technology will undoubtedly continue these discoveries into the new year.
Observations of both gravitational waves and light originating from merging neutron stars suggest that the speed of gravity is practically the speed of light. This confirms the theory of general...
James Beacham, a particle physicist at CERN, discusses time travel, how spacetime can be bent, and if humans could ever manipulate the fundamental forces to alter the passage of time.
Astrophysicists are excited at the possibility of observing the merger of neutron stars to test what happens to matter in some of the most extreme conditions in the universe. This could be key to...