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What if earth were massive enough to cause gravitationl lensng

  1. Feb 14, 2016 #1
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  3. Feb 14, 2016 #2

    phinds

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    No, if Earth were much more massive than it is now it would (ignoring the point that it would totally disrupt the current solar system and just pretending that it could be in its current orbit with hugely more mass) then it would likely receive just slightly more light than it does now. It sounds like you completely misunderstand what gravitational lensing is. You should look it up, read about it, then ask questions if anything about it doesn't make sense to you.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2016 #3

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    No, because the light will be lensed in, not out.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2016 #4

    phinds

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    Yes, which is exactly why I said it would receive slightly more light.
     
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