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Astronomy Nights – Gravitational Lensing: Bends in Space-time

Astronomy Nights – Gravitational Lensing: Bends in Space-time

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Gravitational Lensing: Bends in Space-time Fatima Abdurrahman, Doctoral Candidate, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley 100 years ago, Einstein predicted that light rays would deviate from straight-line paths in the space near massive objects. Today, we use this fact to weigh galaxies, discover planets of other stars, and “see” invisible black holes. How did this idea of […]