Topic: Gravity

Astronomers Test Einstein in a New Regime Using Pair of Burnt-Out Stars

Aug. 28, 2012

A team of astronomers led by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has confirmed the emission of gravitational waves from the second-strongest known source in our galaxy by studying the shrinking orbital period of a unique pair of burnt-out stars. Their observations tested Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity in a new regime.

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Simulating the universe for movie fans

Oct. 7, 2011
Simulating the universe for movie fans

Astronomy Professor Volker Bromm talks about the cosmic dark ages, first light and how his research was tapped for the film "Tree of Life."

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Measure time, see the Earth turn

April 20, 2009

Visit the architectural wonder that is Leon the Pendulum (named after the French physicist Jean Bernard Léon Foucault).

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