News tagged with gravitational forces

Equivalence principle in space test

Since Galileo Galilei and Newton, the assumption is valid that inert and heavy mass are equivalent. This is, however, questioned by new physical theories such as the String theory. Now, the equivalence principle is put to ...

dateMay 11, 2009 in General Physics
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Explainer: What is mass?

When it comes to electrons, Higgs bosons or photons, they don't have much going for them. They possess spin, charge, mass and … that's about it.

dateNov 12, 2015 in General Physics
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Milky way sidelined in galactic tug of war

( -- The Magellanic Stream is an arc of hydrogen gas spanning more than 100 degrees of the sky as it trails behind the Milky Way's neighbor galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. Our home galaxy, the ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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