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Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

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How Do Astronauts Perform Tasks Outside The ISS When It's Moving At 17,500 MPH?

<i>How do astronauts perform tasks outside the ISS when it’s moving at 17,500 mph? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Clayton C. Anderson, former NASA astronaut and author of The Ordinary</b> …

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things that happened long ago.<p>On Thursday, astronomers at the Hubble Space …

Universe

Meet the 33-year-old who was the first to notice the biggest physics finding in a century

On September 14, 2015, 33-year-old Marco Drago was at his desk at the Max Planck Institute in Hanover, Germany, chatting with a colleague on Skype. That's when he received an email about something odd: The two massive LIGO facilities in the US had picked up a peculiar signal.<p>At first, it wasn't …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Stunning Photo Reveals Galaxy With Supermassive Black Hole

At the heart of a brilliant elliptical galaxy sits one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.<p>A dramatic new image from the Hubble Space Telescope may offer fresh insight into one of the great mysteries of the universe: black holes.<p>The image shows a bright white orb against a starry black …

Black Holes

The long road to detecting gravity waves

The January e-mail from Syracuse University physicist Peter Saulson caught me off guard. It probably shouldn’t have, since I had been anticipating …