The quest to find the graviton may need to go quantum

A new study suggests a new approach to the search for the graviton: investigating gravity at the quantum level.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: physics space gravity quantum-physics science-and-technology

Our solar system may have captured ‘alien’ comets

"...there could be anywhere from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of these alien comets orbiting the sun."

U. Zurich • futurity
Dec. 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space planets gravity sun comets science-and-technology

If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space gravity stars black-holes science-and-technology albert-einstein

TRAPPIST-1’s ‘habitable’ planets might be lousy for life

A shower of high-energy particles and nearby planets' gravitational pull may make planets in the "habitable zone" of the TRAPPIST-1 system anything but.

Emily Walla-Arizona • futurity
April 21, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: space exoplanets gravity stars alien-life science-and-technology tides

Years-old Mars rover gets a new trick

Six and a half years into its mission on the red planet, scientists are still finding new ways to use NASA's Curiosity rover.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space planets nasa mars gravity featured science-and-technology mars-rover

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