Calculations show that wormholes should create a spectacular display of gamma rays that we could try to observe.
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.
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.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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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."
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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Dark energy is probably a sea of constant energy in empty space itself, according to new research.
July 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.”
April 10, 2019 • ~6 min
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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.
April 10, 2019 • ~8 min
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