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Bending of light?

  1. Mar 13, 2008 #1
    Are there other observations for the bending of light apart from Eddington 1919...i want to know that whether bending of light is observed by other astronomers other than Eddington since this is a vital proof of general relativity...
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2008 #2
    I think I saw once a Hubble telescope pic of the gravitational lens effect that resulted in a double image of something or another. Maybe someone knows what I am refering to.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2008 #3

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    There have been a number of such observations since 1919 including, as Helios says, observations of "gravitational lensing" of stars.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2008 #4
    See here
     
  6. Mar 13, 2008 #5
    Thank you..
     
  7. Mar 29, 2008 #6
    If light ( photons ) can be bent in their path , Is it possible for light to be bent into and orbit about a very massive object?
     
  8. Mar 29, 2008 #7
    Yes. Such an orbit resides on what is known as the photon sphere.

    Pete
     
  9. Mar 29, 2008 #8
    photon sphere.

    ah ...it helps so much to know what something is called. Now I can read up on the topic.

    Thanks
     
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