Picture of the Day: Star Wrap


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.

You can watch an animated version of this artist’s concept and read more details about it on NASA’s website!

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