In a photo of a black hole, a possible key to mysteries

So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology physics astrophysics space astronomy black-hole einstein center-for-astrophysics peter-galison caitlin-mcdermott-murphy quantum-mechanics black-hole-initiative alexander-lupsasca andrew-strominger michael-johnson space-time theory-of-relativity

How an eclipse proved Einstein’s theory of relativity

A new book tells the story of astronomers racing to prove Einstein's theory of general relativity correct with a solar eclipse.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Sept. 30, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: history light theory-of-relativity sun featured science-and-technology albert-einstein

Black hole ‘ringing’ confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity

A new method lets researchers detect tones coming from a black hole, which also confirms Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Sept. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: space theory-of-relativity sound black-holes science-and-technology albert-einstein

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