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B How can light travel around an object in space?

  1. Aug 2, 2017 #1
    I came across an article about one of the many observations that helped to confirm GR. This observation took place during the 1919 total solar eclipse. Stars that were located directly behind the sun could be seen during the total solar eclipse because the gravitational force of the sun bent the light from the star so that it went around the sun and reached earth. I'm hoping someone could explain how this phenomenon is possible.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2017 #2

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