Scientists have done what Einstein said was impossible — used relativity to measure a star's mass

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:41 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers scanning the skies with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the bending of one star’s light by another star’s gravity — and have even used that distortion to measure a star’s mass. The findings, published in the journal Science, confirm a key tenet of Albert Einstein’s theories...

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