General relativity

September 25, 2018

Matter clocked speeding toward a black hole at 30 percent the speed of light

The event provides evidence for how early supermassive black holes grew so fast. After falling past the event horizon — the point of no return — […]
July 2, 2018

General Relativity Yet Stays Unscarred, But Now on an Intergalactic Scale

In 1915 Abert Einstein proposed the General Theory of Relativity. Which, fundamentally, explains the workings of gravity around the cosmos. It postulates that massive bodies, like […]
August 24, 2016

10 Mind-Blowing Facts about White Holes

Introduction Black holes are difficult enough to understand, but it gets much worse: also known as an “impossible possibility”, a white hole is a hypothetical, celestial […]
March 7, 2016

NASA Has Designed a Warp Ship Inspired by ‘Star Trek’s Enterprise

When does science-fiction become science fact? Throughout various mediums over the last few centuries, we’ve seen early versions of concepts that would eventually become a reality. […]
February 23, 2016

Europe Is Testing Its Gravitational Wave Detector Tech in Space

Earlier this month came a scientific discovery a century in the making: the first direct detection of gravitational waves. But while the US Laser Interferometer Gravitational […]
February 12, 2016

What Are Gravitational Waves?

Scientists have detected gravitational waves that could offer a window on the origin of the universe. These waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that […]
December 1, 2015

European Satellite to Test Method to Find Ripples in Space, Time

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA— An experimental satellite slated for launch on Wednesday will test a technique to detect ripples in space and across time, adding a new […]
February 16, 2015

Big Bang Didn't Happen? New Theory Suggests Universe Has No Beginning, No End

The Big Bang is often considered the starting point of our universe, but two researchers have proposed an idea that does not point at Big Bang […]
November 26, 2014

Is the Wormhole in 'Interstellar' Possible?

Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film “Interstellar,” shouldn’t […]