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A Total Solar Eclipse 100 Years Ago Proved Einstein’s General Relativity

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In 1919, English astronomers Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson organized expeditions to the island of Principe off the west coast of Africa and to Sobral, Brazil, respectively, to see if Einstein was right. The fateful day was May 29. Once they publicized their results, the world would never be the same—or at least, our understanding of it.

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