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How do scientists use Einstein's theory to show that space is curved?


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Einstein's General Theory of Relativity *predicts* that space-time is curved in the vicinity of mass. Scientists have performed experiments to *measure* this curvature: one such experiment measured the bending of light from distant stars as it passed close to the Sun during a total solar eclipse. Extra credit for the student: What's the difference between Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and his Special Theory of Relativity?

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