Wormholes may be lurking in the universe – and new studies are proposing ways of finding them

Calculations show that wormholes should create a spectacular display of gamma rays that we could try to observe.

Andreea Font, Senior Lecturer of Astrophysics, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~7 min

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Fragments of energy – not waves or particles – may be the fundamental building blocks of the universe

Field theory describes the universe as energy flowing along unending lines. With this perspective, it is possible to define a new fundamental building block of matter.

Larry M. Silverberg, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University • conversation
Dec. 9, 2020 ~8 min

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Nobel Prize: how Penrose, Genzel and Ghez helped put black holes at the centre of modern astrophysics

Roger Penrose helped resurrect Einstein's general theory of relativity, and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez showed there was a black hole in the middle of our galaxy.

Andrew King, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Leicester • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Einstein’s theory of relativity just got 500X harder to beat

Researchers say Einstein's ideas hold up in a new kind of test. "This is a brand new way to test general relativity using supermassive black holes."

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Dark energy: map gives clue about what it is – but deepens dispute about the cosmic expansion rate

Dark energy is probably a sea of constant energy in empty space itself, according to new research.

Julian Bautista, Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Harvard scientists shed light on importance of black hole image

Researchers at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole, which captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~6 min

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Harvard scientists lead team revealing black hole

A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~8 min

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Check it out: The first image of a black hole

Today, astronomers unveiled the first image of a black hole.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
April 10, 2019 ~11 min

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Listen: Is our universe actually a hologram?

The idea that the universe is a hologram may seem strange at first, but listen as an expert takes you through it in just five minutes.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Jan. 28, 2019 ~1 min

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