Is There Gravity in Space?

Is There Gravity in Space?

The International Space Station.

The International Space Station (ISS), which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km), the force of gravity is still about 90 percent of what it is here on Earth. So how can the ISS be in 'zero gravity'? (Image: via NASA)

What Would Happen If the Earth Stopped Spinning?

Planet Earth.

When he came across the first door, he saw the words 'change the world' inscribed. 'I'll start changing the world as I deem fit,' he thought. (Image: 1617121 via Pixabay)

Space Worms Experiment Reveals Gravity Affects Genes

Two cosmonauts in the International Space Station.

Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov Download Cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are pictured awaiting four new crewmates to enter the International Space Station. (Image: via NASA)

Astronomers Reveal First Direct Image of Beta Pictoris c Using the GRAVITY Instrument

Beta Pictoris c.

The vast majority of planets near foreign stars are discovered by astronomers with the help of sophisticated methods. (Image: Axel Quetz via MPIA Graphics Departmen)

Dark Forces That Determine the Fate of Our Universe

Dark energy in the universe.

To understand the future of our universe, it is crucial to have a better understanding of dark energy. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

Science or Fiction: Is Gravity an Illusion?

The force of gravity.

Current theory on the expansion of the universe requires the idea of gravity (green grid), which has a slowing effect, to be countered by dark energy (purple grid), which speeds it up. (Image: via NASA)