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A black hole with a mass of the Earth would be about the size of a marble.

Light has no weight and no mass.

When you move faster in space, you move slower in time.

Atomic Mobile

All Images: courtesy of AMNH

All living things contain carbon. Make a mobile of this elemental element with scissors, wire, pipe cleaners, and clay.

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Einstein in Time

Photos: Einstein pledging (1940): courtesy of Hulton Archive/Getty; Time Magazine Cover: Time Magazine Cover; All other Einstein images: courtesy of the Albert Einstein Archives, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Equation Invasion

Photos: Michael Shara: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Equation Invasion: Tony Persiani; Everyday Einstein: Daryll Collins; Light the Way: Space cop: Daniel Guidera; Electromagnetic Spectrum : Eric Hamilton

Explore one of the world's most famous equations: E=mc(2). What does it really mean?

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Everyday Einstein: Black Holes

Kid photos: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; It's All Relative: Jim Paillot Rabbit, elephant, and ant: Francesco Santalacia; You Light Up My Life!: Cathy Sanchez Duvivier

A quick explanation of the bottomless dimples in space we call black holes.

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Everyday Einstein: Lasers

Photos: Michael Shara: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Equation Invasion: Tony Persiani; Everyday Einstein: Daryll Collins; Light the Way: Space cop: Daniel Guidera; Electromagnetic Spectrum: Eric Hamilton

Find out how Einstein's discoveries paved the way for the invention of lasers.

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It's All Relative

Kid photos: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; It's All Relative: Jim Paillot; Rabbit, elephant, and ant: Francesco Santalacia; You Light Up My Life!: Cathy Sanchez Duvivier

A thought experiment explaining why time and space are different depending on your frame of reference.

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Light Quest

All Photos: courtesy of AMNH

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Light Speed

Photos: satellite: courtesy of NASA; Illustrations: Newton's Ball: and Light Speed: Eric Hamilton

A thought experiment explaining how the speed of light affects our lives.

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Light the Way

Photos: Michael Shara: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Equation Invasion: Tony Persiani; Everyday Einstein: Daryll Collins; Light the Way: Space cop: Daniel Guidera; Electromagnetic Spectrum: Eric Hamilton

Take a quick look at the fastest thing in the Universe.

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Light, Matter, and Energy

Photos: Michael Shara: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Equation Invasion: Tony Persiani; Everyday Einstein: Daryll Collins; Light the Way: Space cop: Daniel Guidera; Electromagnetic Spectrum: Eric Hamilton

Where did Einstein get his great ideas? Find out with this virtual tour.

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Make Your Own Einstein Stationery

Illustrations: Stationery 1: Amanda Duffy Stationery 2: Tony Persiani Stationery 3: Eric Hamilton

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

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Mass Appeal

Kid photos: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; It's All Relative: Jim Paillot; Rabbit, elephant, and ant: Francesco Santalacia; You Light Up My Life!: Cathy Sanchez Duvivier

Bend your mind around this thought experiment explaining how space and time is like a trampoline.

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Newton's Ball

Photos: satellite: courtesy of NASA; Illustrations: Newton's Ball and Light Speed: Eric Hamilton

Get your brain on the ball and explore why things stay in orbit with this thought experiment.

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Nobody's Perfect

Photos: Einstein: courtesy of Agence France Presse

Einstein believed that messing up was a part of being successful-an idea that, itself, has proven relevance.

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Physics Books

Explore physics with these 10 titles.

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See the Light

All Photos: courtesy of AMNH

Take an enlightening look at light with these three easy experiments.

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Space and Time

Kid photos: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; It's All Relative: Jim Paillot; Rabbit, elephant, and ant: Francesco Santalacia; You Light Up My Life!: Cathy Sanchez Duvivier

How do you describe your place in the 4th dimension?

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Space Jell-O

Photos: courtesy of AMNH

Thanks to Einstein, we know that space bends around anything that has mass. Mix up some Jell-O, and bend your mind around this concept.

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Thinking in Three Dimensions

All Photos: courtesy of AMNH

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Time Travel Kit

Kid photos: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; It's All Relative: Jim Paillot; Rabbit, elephant, and ant: Francesco Santalacia; You Light Up My Life!: Cathy Sanchez Duvivier

Find out why Einstein might still be alive today if he had been traveling in a very, very fast spaceship all these years.

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Train of Thought

Photos: satellite: courtesy of NASA; Illustrations: Newton's Ball and Light Speed: Eric Hamilton

Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments"!

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Views from Windows

Photos: courtesy of AMNH; Illustrations: Eric Hamilton

Stretch your imagination with a personal look at how the height and velocity of your vantage point affect the view.

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Web Master

work was based on the ideas and discoveries of many other scientists. Learn more about them here.

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You Light Up My Life

Kid photos: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; It's All Relative: Jim Paillot; Rabbit, elephant, and ant: Francesco Santalacia; You Light Up My Life!: Cathy Sanchez Duvivier

Find out how a man named Arthur Addington confirmed Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

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