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Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

New NASA Spacecraft Will Be Propelled By Light

Solar sails could travel to the outermost regions of the solar system faster than ever before.<p>In 1418, European sailing vessels left their ports to explore the Atlantic Ocean, initiating a great Age of Discovery.<p>In 2018, a small space probe will unfurl a sail and begin a journey to a distant …

Space Travel

Stellar images: The year in space

Norway

Rosetta images show soaring 1km comet cliff

A British amateur astronomer has zoomed in on images from the Rosetta spacecraft to reveal cliffs that are more than half a mile high<p>Dramatic images of a comet hurtling through space some 250 million miles from Earth have revealed a stunning landscape of towering cliffs soaring above a rugged …

Space

The Physics of Wormholes

The fastest way to make interstellar travel a reality might not be only science fiction for long!<p>It is humanity’s longstanding dream to venture to …

At last, scientists identify mysterious object at center of galaxy

Astronomers say they have finally identified a strange object – dubbed G2 – circling the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.<p>A mysterious …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …