Einstein’s ‘impossible’ star theory has been proved by the Hubble telescope

In a research paper, in 1936, Albert Einstein predicted that the weight of stars can be measured using the bending of distant starlight by its own gravity. However, because stars are so far apart the esteemed physicist never thought observing such a phenomenon would be possible.

Now, thanks to the superior resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers from the Space Telescope Science Institute have seemingly done the impossible by determining the mass of a white dwarf using Einstein’s theoretical method.

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