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.

Read more on WIRED

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: