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More than a century after he first proposed it, Einstein's Theory of Relativity is still foundational to our understanding of…

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Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

We’ve now had multiple detections of gravitational waves, opening up a whole new field: gravitational astronomy. We talk about the…

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What Happens When Black Holes Collide?

Black holes are the most impressive objects in the Universe, but when happens when they crash into each other is…

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The 2016 Nobel Prize In Physics: It’s Complicated

This year's Nobel Prize in physics is expected to be be conferred on the three scientists who invented the process…

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Second Gravitational Wave Source Found By LIGO

With the announcement of the second detection of elusive gravitational waves, scientists hope this is just the beginning of a…

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New ‘Einstein Ring’ Discovered By Dark Energy Camera

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What if a Black Hole Met an Antimatter Black Hole?

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What Shape is the Universe?

It's a reasonable question to wonder what the shape of the Universe is. Is it a sphere? A torus? Is…

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 371: The Eddington Eclipse Experiment

At the turn of the 20th Century, Einstein's theory of relativity stunned the physics world, but the experimental evidence needed…

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