Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency celebrates 100 years since the discovery of the gravitational light bending of stars around the sun.
In 1919, observations performed during a solar eclipse confirmed the gravitational bending of light predicted by Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity.
In this video, ESA Director of Science Günther Hasinger looks back on a century of studies which have proven general relativity in greater detail.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency