Rings of Relativity

In this image, the narrow galaxy gracefully curling around its spherical companion is an incredible illustration of a genuinely odd and extremely rare event. Credit:ESA/Hubble & NASA, S. Jha / L. Shatz An image ESA/Hubble published in 2020, showed the largest and one of the most complete Einstein rings ever discovered, dubbed the “Molten Ring” […]

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Ukraine passes law banning antisemitism

(JTA) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law stating that “antisemitism and its manifestations are banned” in that country. The law, which passed on Wednesday thanks to a majority of 283 lawmakers out of 450, is unusual in that it also proscribes antisemitic sentiment as illegal. Most countries with laws against antisemitism, such as Germany, […]

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