How Albert Einstein was proved right at a solar eclipse
Einstein’s general theory of relativity was studied at an ultra-long total solar eclipse
On May 29, 1919, astronomers from Britain traveled to Africa and Brazil to measure the exact position of stars in the Hyades star cluster in the constellation of Taurus.
To measure exactly where they were so they could see if their positions agreed with the laws of Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein.
You can read the whole incredible story on Forbes Science, where WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com editor Jamie Carter delves into exactly what actually happened.
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