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A white dward (centre) and its companion pulsar make for an excellent natural gravitational laboratory. Mark Myers/OzGrav

Warp factor: we’ve observed a spinning star that drags the very fabric of space and time

One of Einstein's weirder predictions is that massive, spinning objects exert a drag on space-time itself. Now an orbiting pair of unusual stars has revealed this effect in action.
Einstein claimed that, had he not pursued science, he would have been a musician. Robert and Talbot Trudeau

Good vibrations: the role of music in Einstein’s thinking

Einstein, an accomplished violinist, claimed that, had he not pursued science, he would have been a musician. That's worth reflecting on, in the wake of last week's discovery of gravitational waves.
Music has always played a part in investigating the universe. Sonic visualisation of 'The Storm' by Peter Drach.

Gravitational waves add a new note to our musical universe

Music has always played a role in our understanding of the universe. Listening to gravitational waves confirms thousands of years of metaphysical investigation.
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Timeline: the history of gravity

It's taken centuries for our understanding of gravity to evolve to where it is today, culminating in the discovery of gravitational waves, as predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
Computer simulation of two merging black holes producing gravitational waves. Werner Benger.

Explainer: what are gravitational waves?

If you understand how a trampoline works, you'll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.

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