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Einstein’s decades old theory is finally helping us to weigh stars

January 6 2018 at 6:28 AM
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Einstein’s decades old theory is finally helping us to weigh stars

Abigail Beall
Saturday 6 January 2018


In 1919, the first experimental test Einstein’s general theory of relativity took place; measuring the mass of the Sun by the way it bends light around it. Almost 100 years later, the theory is finally being used to measure the mass of other stars.
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-einsteins-decades-old-theory-is-finally-helping-us-to-weigh-other-stars

--- WTF. General relativity (GR) was surely - supposedly able to predict the amount of light bending in 1919 from knowing what the mass of the sun was (?) Now we are being told GR was supposedly saying what the mass of the sun was from how much lightbending there was (?) YOU can't predict both; so what was it predicting the amount of lightbending or the mass of the sun!!

 
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Johannes Harder Andersen

Re: Einstein’s decades old theory is finally helping us to weigh stars

January 6 2018, 8:10 AM 

The bending of the light could also have been caused by the refractive index of cold transparent gasses near the sun's surface.

 
 
Anonymous

Re: Einstein’s decades old theory is finally helping us to weigh stars

January 6 2018, 1:27 PM 

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In this paper Gerber gave an explanation of the anomalous precession of the Mercury's perihelion in terms of a velocity--dependent potential. In this paper an explanation of the anomalous precession of Mercury's perihelion is given in terms of a simple retarded potential, which, at first order, coincides with Gerber's potential, and which agrees with the author's previous works.

https://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0510086


Einstein was wrong!
https://od.lk/d/OV8xMjg1OTgzMTZf/SciamJune1921-Poor.pdf

https://od.lk/d/OV85MzI2NDA1OV8/Journal_of_the_outdoor_life-p173ex.pdf

 
 
Anonym

Re: Einstein’s decades old theory is finally helping us to weigh stars

January 6 2018, 1:44 PM 

relativism is parasitism.

 
 
 
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