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  • Reality-Bending Black Holes

    Drawn to the Abyss

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    The Reluctant Father of Black Holes

    Albert Einstein's equations of gravity are the foundation of the modern view of black holes; ironically, he used the equations in trying to prove these objects cannot exist

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    An Echo of Black Holes

    Sound waves in a fluid behave uncannily like light waves in space. Black holes even have acoustic counterparts. Could spacetime literally be a kind of fluid, like the ether of pre-Einsteinian physics?

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    Quantum Black Holes

    Physicists could soon be creating black holes in the laboratory

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  • Reality-Bending Black Holes

    How to Build a Time Machine

    It wouldn't be easy, but it might be possible

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  • Reality-Bending Black Holes

    The Brightest Explosions in the Universe

    Every time a gamma-ray burst goes off, a black hole is born

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  • Reality-Bending Black Holes

    The Galactic Odd Couple

    Why do giant black holes and stellar baby booms, two phenomena with little in common, so often go together?

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    Colossal Galactic Explosions

    Enormous outpourings of gas from the centers of nearby galaxies may ultimately help explain both star formation and the intergalactic medium

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  • Reality-Bending Black Holes

    The Midlife Crisis of the Cosmos

    Although it is not as active as it used to be, the universe is still forming stars and building black holes at an impressive pace

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    Information in the Holographic Universe

    Theoretical results about black holes suggest that the universe could be like a gigantic hologram

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    The illusion of Gravity

    The force of gravity and one of the dimensions of space might be generated out of the peculiar interactions of particles and fields existing in a lower-dimensional realm

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    Black Hole Computers

    In keeping with the spirit of the age, researchers can think of the laws of physics as computer programs and the universe as a computer

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