Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level

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Einstein’s theory of general relativity is rather important when it’s crucial to the modern understandings of the universe and technology like satellites. But does it hold up with something as vast as a galaxy? Thanks to researchers, we know the an…

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Remembering the first ‘photo’ of a black hole

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Black holes are so outlandish that the scientists who first thought them up figured they couldn’t possibly exist in reality. They form from massive, collapsed stars and are so dense that nothing can escape their gravitational pull, including light. B…

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