[Swiftwater Gazette] Einstein’s general theory of relativity demonstrated

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Wed Jun 7 18:33:05 EDT 2017




“Scientistshave done what Einstein said was impossible — usedrelativity to measure a star's mass”
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-star-mass-einstein-20170607-story.html
http://www.newsjs.com/us/scientists-have-done-what-einstein-said-was-impossible-—-used-relativity-to-measure-a-stars-mass/dnUyYNCwt3_P2JMxZqD6IYR2-UbBM/
“Astronomersscanning the skies with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the bending of one star’s light by another star’sgravity — and have even used that distortion to measure a star’smass."
“Einstein’sgeneral theory of relativity, presented in 1915, describes howgravity can distort the path of light, altering its trajectory."
“Forthe first time how much weighs a star?  Scientists havebeen able to indirectly calculate the mass of a nearby star, usingthe curvature caused by its gravity in the light of another distantstar, which so far has been predicted only theoretically.”

   
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