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Hubble Sees Light Bending Around Nearby Star


Stein 2051 B white-dwarf star

Stein 2051 B is a white-dwarf star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

Credit: STSI

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted light bending because of the gravity of a nearby white dwarf star—the first time astronomers have seen this type of distortion around a star other than the Sun. The finding once again confirms Einstein's general theory of relativity.

From Nature
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