The constant pressure of gravity affects our thoughts and perception, but it's so constant we haven't noticed – until now.
Why do astronomers believe there's dark matter when it cannot be directly detected? Let's look at the evidence, and see what dark matter's presence means for our universe.
You could jump much higher on the moon than you can on Earth – but you'd be in no danger of shooting off into space.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
Gravity exists because the universe is full of 'stuff' – here's how it came to be.
New research suggests we may be able to forget about dark matter if we tweak the laws of gravity according to imaginary bubbles in space.
Mexico's booming film industry is revisiting its roots in the same desert in which it had its origins way back in 1914.
New research has uncovered exactly what happens to the brain when astronauts are in space.
It's not just Earth: everything in the universe has it's own pull because of gravity – even you. Here's how it works.
Compared to Earth, more "oomph" is required to bring magma to the surface of Mars, and this is probably why we haven't seen any recent eruptions on the red planet.
It's all about the strong gravitational field of the black hole.
If you fall one storey, dust yourself off – you'll be fine. If you fall seven storeys: sorry, but you've probably got about 2 seconds to prepare to meet your maker.
Astronomers traced a single star as it passed close to the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and detected the telltale signature of Einstein’s gravity in action.
An extreme laboratory in space involving three dead stars has shown that all objects really do accelerate identically, proving Einstein right.
Nearly 50 years since the first man walked on the moon, our morals are still stranded on Earth.
A team of astronomers captured the moment when a wayward star was pulled into the mouth of a supermassive black hole.
To answer this tricky question, we have to look back in time to when the Earth was born, 4.5 billion years ago.
Instead of pulling us to the top or bottom, the force of gravity pulls us to the middle of the Earth.
The famous cosmologist was closely identified with black holes due to his revolutionary theoretical work explaining some of their mysterious properties.
To stay up, the bird must overcome gravity with a force called 'lift'.