If you remember way back to Episode 9, we covered Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. Well, that’s only half of the relativity picture. The great scientist made an even more profound impact on physics with his theory of general relativity, replacing Newton with a better model for gravity. Click here to download the episode Einstein’s …
Could it be that the reason we haven’t met any aliens is because interstellar colonization simply isn’t practical? Not exactly good news for us!
A new study by a team of theoretical astrophysicists shows that stable wormholes could exist, but don’t expect them to be a practical means of space travel.
A team of European researchers observed a pulsar with two orbiting white dwarfs to confirm Einstein’s “most fortunate thought.”
When it deploys in 2025, NASA’s WFIRST mission will rely on the gravitational microlensing technique to locate exoplanets near the center of our galaxy.
For the first time in history, Einstein’s theory of General Relativity was confirmed by observing a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy
Dark matter? Who needs it?! Gravity may be something else altogether.
The Big Bang Theory explains how the Universe has evolved over last 13.8 billion years, starting from a singularity to its current size.
Imagine if you were told that the world is simple and exactly as it seems, but that there is an infinite number of worlds just like ours. They share the same space and time, and interact with each other. These worlds behave as Newton first envisioned, except that the slightest interactions of the infinite number create …
A unique and exotic laboratory about 6,800 light-years from Earth is helping Earth-based astronomers test Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity in ways not possible until now. And the observations exactly match predictions from general relativity, say scientists in a paper to be published in the April 26 issue of the journal Science. Using ESO’s …