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Curved space-time observed and confirmed

  1. Aug 30, 2007 #1
    Neutron Stars (black hole?) picture. maybe this not news.

    Published in something like "physics review of celestial body".

    I attached a pic, but it does not manage to show.
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2007 #2

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    Huh? Are you proposing a specific paper which has interested you for discussion here? If so, could you please provide an exact reference?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2007 #3
    No, OBSERVATIONS only. I know nothing about physics. Just want to share the pic.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2007 #4

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    Oh right ok. Well perhaps you could link to the page you found this picture, or attach it here?
     
  6. Aug 30, 2007 #5
    The Chinsese one (hehe, I know you guys cannot understand, and maybe your computer will say there is undefined character in the link so that the link will be blocked).

    http://www.6park.com/news/messages/64489.html


    The link says the importance of the observation to some fundmental physics problems is very great, although it is not a surprising discovery.You can find the corresponding English news of course somewhere else, which I can't help.
     
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  8. Aug 30, 2007 #7
    Thanks for the English links, which are just what I had intended to show.
     
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  10. Aug 30, 2007 #9
    Einstein’s predicted distortion of space-time

    But it did say the following in the above link:
    >> Astronomers using XMM-Newton and Suzaku have seen Einstein’s predicted distortion of space-time
     
  11. Aug 30, 2007 #10

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    But they don't mean "seen" in the literal sense of being able to see it with your eyes in a photograph, they just mean they found a new form of observational evidence to support GR's predictions.
     
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