Einstein’s theory still passes the test: weak and strong gravity objects fall the same way

4 July 2018

Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, predicts that all objects fall in the same way, regardless of their mass or composition. But does this principle also hold for objects with extreme gravity? An international team of astronomers have tested this using three stars orbiting each other: a neutron star and two white dwarfs. Their findings, published in Nature on 5 July 2018, prove that Einstein’s theory still passes the test in such extreme conditions.


Source: ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

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