gravity


Stretched out exoplanets

As scientists ramp up the search for Earth-size planets outside our solar system, one team says it’s possible that “stretched-out” rocky exoplanets could be found orbiting close to their parent stars. These exoplanets would be…


From gravitational order to entropic disorder

Entropic disorder. That must be a pleonasm. Not really hot news, but another take on a new view on the arrow of time with gravity as an assistant to order. From Cosmos Magazine: It’s obvious…


Exo-Rugby-Ball-Planets

Astronomers could soon be able to find rocky planets stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit. Since the first discovery in 1993, more than 1800 planets have been found in orbit around…


Why are we still here?

Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to all particles – have suggested that the production of Higgs particles during the accelerating expansion of the very…


Holy GRAIL!

Holy Grail! I wonder where these linear gravity anomalies come from. Are these LGA’s secret TMA’s? These maps of the near and far side of the moon show the gravity gradients as measured by NASA’s…


Constant gravity

Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained unchanged over the last nine billion years. Newton’s gravitational constant, known as G, describes the attractive…