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General Relativity: 100 years of Einstein’s greatest theory
Einstein's theory turns 100 years old today. Yet its implication are still being felt. See why this amazing theory still holds up today, and how it shaped the world around us.
Orbiting a Black Hole
If the Sun were to collapse into a black hole right now, would we survive? Before we tackle this question, let's get our hands dirty with a bit of the physics behind black holes. Firstly we have to find out what they actually are, and how they were proposed in the first place. On top... Continue Reading →
The Dark Side of the Universe
At the turn of the twentieth century, the solution to a trivial problem in physics led to one of the most revolutionary theories imaginable. Now, more than a century later it seems as though history is on the verge of repeating itself with the realisation that our world, along with the rest of the observable... Continue Reading →
Falling into a Black Hole
The year is 2241. You are an astronaut on-board the 'Orion Interstellar Space Module', or OISM for short. You contemplate what your journey has in store, but know that it is of little use to ponder over. The hatchet doors lock into place, its metallic joints fully lubricated. You fall into a deep slumber as... Continue Reading →