Picture of the Day: Star Wrap

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kepler_2NASA’s Kepler space telescope observed Einstein’s theory of relativity in action recently as a white dwarf (a dense, burnt-out star) passed in front of a less massive (but larger) red dwarf star. As it did so, astronomers could see the “gravitational lensing” that bends the starlight.

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