Space-Time is deformed from a uniform gravitation field to one that is compressed inward so as to form a curvature. That curvature is uniform and can be understood as a series of decreasing diameters of circular field lines. If that is the case, then why are the planet's orbits elliptical and not circular? They follow the curvature of the gravitational field lines, which are circular. Are the orbits elliptical due to a composite interaction of an infinite number of celestial bodies in the universe? Are the elliptical orbits a sign of the cosmological constant or perhaps if not taken into consideration the illusion of the mysterious dark matter, yet undetected? If the elliptical orbits are a result of the motion of the celestial bodies, then why was this overlooked or skirted around (no pun) in the General Theory of Relativity?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Space-Time gravitational field problem

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