Triple star system involving a pulsar suggests Einstein was right. Kevin Gill/Flickr, CC BY-ND

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An illustration of the two 20-micrometre-wide vibrating drumheads, each composed of trillions of atoms, in an entangled quantum state of motion. Petja Hyttinen and Olli Hanhirova, ARKH Architects Ltd., Author provided

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Stephen Hawking. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA

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Black hole collision and merger releasing gravitational waves. by LIGO

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Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey. The map covers about 1/30th of the entire sky and spans several billion light years in extent. Red regions have more dark matter than average, blue regions less dark matter. Credits: Chihway Chang/Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago/DES Collaboration

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Credit: Josh Valenzuela/UNM Artist's conception shows two supermassive black holes, similar to those observed by UNM researchers, orbiting one another more than 750 million light years from Earth.

Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting supermassive black holes

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Simulated universe: EAGLE collaboration, J Schaye et al 2015. MNRAS, CC BY-SA

Can we ditch dark energy by better understanding general relativity?

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Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes

Physicists use Einstein’s ‘spooky’ entanglement to invent super-sensitive gravitational wave detector

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