Briefly answer the following question about special and general relativity. Explain how gravitational lensing can give rise to Einstein rings.
Relativity is a theory that revolutionized the understanding of the universe. It shows that the way we perceive space and time is relative, and is determined by our velocity and position, and that gravity is not a magical force, but a curvature in the fabric of space-time caused by mass and energy.
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The existence of enormous objects in space has the potential to bend the course of light traveling by them, a phenomenon known as gravitational...
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Learn about the theory of relativity created by Albert Einstein. Discover the parts of the theory, including special relativity regarding motion, space, and time, as well as general relativity that asserts planets bend space and time.