1919
Cosmic  


General Relativity is confirmed during an eclipse of the sun.

General Relativity is confirmed during an eclipse of the sun. According to Einstein's General Relativity, gravity warps space and deflects light beams. An expedition mounted by the Royal Astronomical Society sees the predicted effect under the ideal conditions of a solar eclipse. The confirmation makes Einstein famous. (Left, composite photo of a total solar eclipse, 1991.)
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