Eclipse

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  • Publisher : Mims House Books
Mims House Books
  • Tags

    #science #eclipse #Einstein #relativity #photography

  • Age group

    7+

  • Category

    Biography , Science

In 1915, British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington was fascinated with Einstein’s new theory of general relativity. The theory talks about how forces push and pull objects in space. Einstein said that the sun’s gravity could pull and bend light. To test this, astronomers decided to photograph a solar eclipse. The eclipse would allow them to photograph the stars before and during the solar eclipse. If the star’s position moved, then it was evidence that that light had bent.