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Light in the wake of huge objects

  1. Mar 24, 2004 #1
    ok, this is gonna be my science fair experiment, so tell me if you see any holes in it:

    if a huge planet or star is moving away from where you are standing, and a beam of light is fired not at it, but near it. due to the fact that light tends to bend towards gravity, would it be possible that light would curve into a ark in the wake of the planet to where you would never observe the light at all?
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  3. Mar 26, 2004 #2


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    Unless the beam of light hits something and reflects off of it, then there is no chance of you observing it since it will continue to travel away from you point of observation and never come back for you to observe it.
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