relativity

What Would It Be Like To Fall Into A Black Hole?

by Brian Koberlein September 5, 2014

Let’s say you happened to fall into the nearest black hole? What would you experience and see? And what would the rest of the Universe see as this was happening? Brian Koberlein on Google+

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What Time is It in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain August 28, 2014

Check your watch, what time is it? But wait, you’ve actually been moving and accelerating, and according to Einstein, everything’s relative. So what time is it really? It all depends… Fraser Cain on Google+

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Does Light Experience Time?

by Fraser Cain May 7, 2014

Have you ever noticed that time flies when you’re having fun? Well, not for light. In fact, photons don’t experience any time at all. Here’s a mind-bending concept that should shatter your brain into pieces. Fraser Cain on Google+

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The Secret of the Stars

by Jason Major February 27, 2013

“Say, do you like mystery stories? Well we have one for you. The concept: relativity.” Well look at that, it’s a new video from John D. Boswell — aka melodysheep — which goes into autotuned detail about one of the standard principles of astrophysics, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Featuring clips from Michio Kaku, Brian […]

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Do We Really Need Dark Matter?

by Jason Major December 7, 2012

Hubble mosaic of massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745, thought to be connected by a filament of dark matter. Credit: NASA, ESA, Harald Ebeling (University of Hawaii at Manoa) & Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM) Even though teams of scientists around the world are at this very moment hot on the trail of dark matter — the “other stuff” that the […]

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