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8 Significant Astronomical Events You Should Know about (Including the Upcoming Solar Eclipse)

  • Veronica Neffinger Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com

1. Total Solar Eclipse, 1919

The total solar eclipse that occurred this year was significant because British astronomer and mathematician Sir Arthur Eddington used it to test Albert Einstein's famous Theory of General Relativity. 

In a fascinating experiment, Eddington was able to prove that gravity can bend light by taking pictures of stars near the sun during totality--which means the moment when the sun is completely obscured during an eclipse.


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