Warped space-time due to gravity

Warped space-time due to gravity

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Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Warped space-time. Artwork showing how a large body such as a star warps space-time (represented by the grid) in its vicinity. The warping is due to the object's gravity. In his General Theory of Relativity, Einstein explained the phenomenon of gravity as a distortion of space-time.

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