Einstein’s description of gravity just got much harder to beat

Visualization of the new gauge developed to test the predictions of modified gravity theories against the measurement of the size of the M87 shadow. Credit: D. Psaltis, UArizona; EHT Collaboration Einstein's theory of general relativity—the ....

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Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the quick, fading celebrity status of a supernova, the self-detonation of a star. The Hubble snapshots have been assembled into a telling movie of the titanic stellar blast ....

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Very Large Telescope spots galaxies trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

With the help of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole, the first time such a close grouping has been seen within the first billion years ....

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Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks

Credit: Imperial College London/Caroline Brogan Precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) are formations found throughout the world where a slender boulder is balanced precariously on a pedestal boulder. They form as blocks preserved on cliffs, or when ....

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New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of astronomers has discovered a new ....

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Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years: study

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Jason Briner If human societies don't sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland's rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any ....

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Achieving invisibility: Cross-wavelength invisibility integrated with invisibility tactics

Biological inspiration, schematic view, and practical sample of an optically transparent microwave invisibility cloak. (A) Photo of the hyperiid amphipod crustacean Cystisoma, which lives in a midwater oceanic environment. Photo credit: David Liittschwager, used with ....

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