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First light for future black hole probe

Zooming in on black holes is the main mission for the newly installed instrument GRAVITY at ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. During its first observations, GRAVITY successfully combined starlight using all four Auxiliary ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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How strong is gravity on other planets?

Gravity is a fundamental force of physics, one which we Earthlings tend to take for granted. You can't really blame us. Having evolved over the course of billions of years in Earth's environment, we are used to living with ...

dateJan 01, 2016 in Space Exploration
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What if we dug a tunnel through the Earth?

Long distance air travel sucks. Anyone who's ever had to sit on an airplane for 17 hours, enduring screaming babies, terrible internet, and the constant threat of deep vein thrombosis knows how bad it sucks. I know, I know, ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Did we need the moon for life?

For all we know, Earth is the only place in the Universe where life appeared. This makes the mystery of our existence even more puzzling. What were all the factors required to bring about the first lifeforms on our planet, ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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