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Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Used To Measure A Star's Mass

Using a century old experiment, first discussed by Albert Einstein, scientists were able to determine the mass of a distant star. This experiment also offers new proof for the theory of relativity.

Space June 7, 2017

Einstein Was Right: Black Holes Have Event Horizon Just As Predicted By General Theory Of Relativity

Analysis of Pan-STARRS data strengthened the idea that black holes are bounded by an event horizon. How did the new research strengthen Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?

Space May 31, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Proved Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity

Albert Einstein was relatively unknown when he published his papers that introduced the theory of relativity in 1915. An experiment conducted during the May 1919 total solar eclipse changed that.

Space May 31, 2017

Is Time Travel Possible? Physicists Use Math To Investigate Time Travel

The concept of time travel may be a little less fictional with numbers. The aptly named TARDIS model uses math to investigate the prospects of time travel.

Space April 29, 2017

Earth-Sized Telescope Just Took The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole: How It Will Test Theory Of Relativity

Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?

Space April 15, 2017

Event Horizon Telescope May Help Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?

Space April 8, 2017

Gravitational Wave Scientists Earn Top Science Magazine Award: What Made LIGO Discovery A Scientific Breakthrough?

The discovery of gravitational waves validated Einstein's 100-year old prediction, but what made the discovery so special Science magazine hailed it as the scientific breakthrough of the year?

Space December 25, 2016

Gravitational Waves Are Real But What Are They? This Physicist Explains To Stephen Colbert

Scientists at the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory facilities found definitive proof of Einstein's prediction about gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains to Stephen Colbert what they're all about.

February 27, 2016

A Black Hole In 5D Would Break The Laws Of Physics: Scientists

Black holes in a five-dimensional world could disprove Einstein’s general theory of relativity, according to researchers from the UK. What aspect of these black holes could disprove this foundational law of physics?

Space February 20, 2016

Researchers Study How Light Behaves In Curved Spaces

Measuring light in space can now be simulated in the lab, thanks to the efforts of researchers from Germany. The new method of studying light in curved spaces can be used to determine the sizes of stars close to the sun.

Space January 16, 2016

Albert Einstein's Mass Energy Equation Inadequate, Says Indian Researcher

Indian scientist Ajay Sharma claimed that Albert Einstein’s mass-energy equation E=mc2 is inadequate and valid only under certain conditions. He further argued that Einstein's celebrated work was not peer-reviewed before publication, and was a mere ripoff of earlier works.

Energy January 13, 2016

Albert Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity Could Be Better Tested Using Rare Radio Signal From Space

A team of scientists has developed a new method of using radio signals from space, known as Fast Radio Bursts, to test the accuracy of Einstein's Equivalence Principle. This principle pertains to the curved spacetime geometry because of various celestial objects.

Space January 2, 2016

Space Probe Launched To Search For Gravity Waves Predicted By Einstein

A European spacecraft launched into orbit to hunt for gravitational waves was predicted a century ago. Elusive ripples in space-time were predicted by Albert Einstein.

December 6, 2015

Theory Of General Relativity Marks 100th Year: Origins, Political Connections And Other Facts About Einstein's Theory

The theory of relativity postulated by Albert Einstein is celebrating its 100th year. Looking back at the journey of the famous scientific concept, it can be said that it had rich origins, valuable political connections and interesting associated facts.

Energy November 16, 2015

Einstein's Letters About Theory Of Relativity, God, And 25 Other Letters Sold For $$$

The California-based auction house Profiles in History auctioned off several works written by the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein on various topics. The historic items, known as the Einstein Letters, were sold for $420,000.

June 13, 2015

Astronomers Get Closer Look At Galaxy At The Very Edge Of Observable Universe

Gravitational lensing helps astronomers examine the inner structure of a giant galaxy in the far outskirts of the known universe. The massive galaxy is producing new stars at a prodigious rate, researchers say.

Space June 11, 2015

Now You Can Use Albert Einstein's Handwriting As A Font

If you've ever dreamed of using the handwriting of one of history's greatest minds as a font, it's your lucky day. Someone has turned Albert Einstein's handwriting into beautiful typography that can be yours.

Internet Culture May 12, 2015

Interesting Facts About Einstein: Commemorating The Death Anniversary Of A Genius

Albert Einstein was one of the most iconic figures in human history. His contributions to science, mathematics and even the advocacy of peace continue to resonate. But how well do you know him?

FEATURE April 18, 2015

ALMA Spots Einstein Ring (It's Not Eye Of Sauron) In Amazing Image Of Distant Lensed Galaxy

Gravitational lensing, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, creates a dramatic cosmic sight. A perfect ring of light shows a galaxy 12 billion light years away.

Space April 7, 2015

Two White Dwarf Stars At Center Of Planetary Nebula Henize 2-428 Will Explode Into Supernova

A pair of newly discovered white dwarf stars at the center of a planetary nebula called Henize 2-428 is so close to each other they are bound to merge into a single star and explode into supernova in 700 million years.

Space February 10, 2015

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