Astronomers weigh a white dwarf using gravitational lensing - Astronomy Magazine


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Astronomers weigh a white dwarf using gravitational lensing
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In 1919, Sir Arthur Eddington confirmed this effect by measuring the deflection of background stars caused by our Sun during a total solar eclipse. Nearly a century later, astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to measure this effect ...
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