hello all I am new to physics ..and i am curious about the theory of relativity.I do have little knowledge of relativity theory and space-time curvature. I think there are many who are like me and want to know abt this theory. So anybody who has relavent material that is easy to understand..plz do reply with the links or discussions..ur help will be appreciated. Need Clarification: From my understanding of the theory of relativity a large body like a star makes the space to curve and the smaller bodies like the planets revolve around the stars due to this curvature and try to get towards the star. But my doubt is a body like star as it makes the curvature , should make the curvature symmetrically around itself like a globe or sphere. But why is the curvature assymetrical (as shown in the attached file) so that the smaller planets revolve around it ? If the curvature made is symmetical then the planets would not revolve around the star but would just stay where they are.