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LISA Will Be a Remarkable Gravitational-Wave Observatory. But There’s a Way to Make it 100 Times More Powerful

A team of researchers with the ESA propose an upgrade for the LISA mission (LISAMax), which could revolutionize gravitational wave…

1 year ago

Gravitational Lensing is Helping to Nail Down Dark Matter

Using gravitational lenses, a team of astronomers showed how axions could be the particle that makes up Dark Matter.

1 year ago

Twin Stars Prove Einstein at Least 99.99% Right

A 16-year study by an international team of astronomers has confirmed Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and witnessed some predicted…

2 years ago

Matter From Light. Physicists Create Matter and Antimatter by Colliding Just Photons.

An effect predicted in 1934 has finally been observed, creating matter from light alone.

3 years ago

Gaia Finds 12 Examples of Einstein Crosses; Galaxies Being Gravitationally Lensed so we see Them Repeated 4 Times

After examining data from the Gaia Observatory, a team of researchers found 12 more examples of the rare phenomenon known…

3 years ago

Behold! The Black Hole Collision Calculator!

A new tool called the Black Hole Collision Calculator let's users see just how powerful a collision between a black…

4 years ago

The Moon is an Ideal Spot for a Gravitational Wave Observatory

A prestigious pair of astronomers have published a paper recommending that a gravitational wave observatory be built on the far…

4 years ago

A Star is Orbiting the Milky Way’s Black Hole and Moving Exactly How Einstein Predicted it Should

After almost 30 years of observing a star that orbits the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy,…

4 years ago

Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter

Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter…

4 years ago

Black Hole Simulation Solves a Mystery About Their Accretion Disks

A new study by an international team of astrophysicists have validated an age-old theory about how accretion disks behave.

5 years ago