Physicist wants to put Einstein's equation to the test

Does E always equal mc²? University of Arizona physicist Andrei Lebed suspects not - and plans to try and check.

Grail probes reveal deep crack in moon

NASA's twin Grail probes have revealed the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail, showing unbelievably deep cracks, craters and tectonic structures.

New theory unifies dark matter and dark energy

Two mathematicians have, rather bravely, proposed a unified theory of dark matter and dark energy that alters Einstein's equations describing the fundamentals of gravity.

Hovering isn’t difficult if you’re top heavy

Did you know that top-heavy structures are actually far more likely to maintain their balance while hovering in the air compared to those with a lower center of gravity?

Moon probes to go into orbit this weekend

NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft will be placed into orbit around the moon over the New Year weekend, in preparation for their mission to study its composition and gravity field.

Lumps and bumps reveal Earth's varying gravity field

The European Space Agency has released a model of the Earth showing how gravity varies across its surface.

NASA trains humanoid robot for space station duty

NASA is preparing to launch the first human-like robot to space as part of the Discovery STS-133 mission planned for September. 


Planet torn apart by its own tides

Astrophysicists have for the first time got the opportunity to watch a planet being distorted and destroyed by its host star.