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Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Space Travel

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

How To Find A Parallel Universe: Cern Boosts Data Intelligence

CERN is restarting its Large Hadron Collider (after a two-year massive upgrade) to start working on amazing experiments to reveal the identity of “dark matter” and to search for tiny black holes that could be gateways to parallel universes or alternate dimensions. Yes, modern physics and math …

Superconductors Could Help Physicists Find 'Gravity Particles'

It may be possible to draw energy from a vacuum using gravity, a theoretical physicist says.<p>If researchers succeed in showing that this can happen, …

Space ‘rain’ and black holes solve galactic star-making mystery

For decades, the reason why some galaxies produce more stars than others has remained a mystery. The Milky Way, for instance, produces one new star a year while the Baby Boom Galaxy produces 4,000 per year, or one star every 2.2 hours. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some galaxies are barren, …