In Photos: Einstein’s 1919 Solar Eclipse Experiment Tests General Relativity

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, published in 1915, implied that because of the way space and time are interconnected, light’s path would bend when it passed by massive objects. In 1919, scientists had the chance to test the theory’s predictions — with the help of a total solar eclipse. Here, Albert Einstein sits in his Berlin, Germany study in 1919, at the age of 40.


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