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## Gravitational lens

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A gravitational lens refers to a distribution of matter between a distant source and an observer, that is capable of bending the light from the source, as it travels ...

## If photons of light have no mass, how can space be bent by gravity? |

Dec 26, 2013 ... Why does light appear to curve in the universe? 0. 10. 0 comments. Light bending around a galaxy. Here light is seen bending around a galaxy ...

Jun 9, 2014 ... The bending of light by gravity can lead to the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, .... Nor does it warp that purely imaginary fabric of space.

## Gravitational deflection of light — Einstein Online

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The pioneer of a mathematical description of gravity, Sir Isaac Newton, apparently ... According to general relativity, a light ray arriving from the left would be bent ...

## If light is massless, how does it bend due to gravity? - The Naked ...

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Jan 23, 2011 ... Answer to the science question: How can light bend? - from the Naked Scientists, 23rd Jan 2011.

## Why is light affected by gravity if photons are massless? - Quora

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So the equivalence of gravitational field and accelerated systems was proven correct and light does bend in a gravitational field. References: 1. 'Gravity' by ...

## newtonian mechanics - Why can light (photons) bends in a curve ...

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Apr 11, 2014 ... Why can light (photons) bends in a curve through space without mass? .... of their mass (they have none) but because gravity bends space-time. .... or near C . While a photon has no mass, it does have momentum and energy.

## 6.5 Bending of light by gravity - MIT

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May 4, 2009 ... I can calculate how gravity bends light by solving the so-called geodesic ... and form new solutions by combining the basic types, does not work ...

## Q & A: Bending Light by Gravity | Department of Physics | University ...

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For most practical purposes, light moves in a straight line. However, it does bend a little due to gravity. The small curvature of light passing near the Sun was first ...

## How does gravity bend light? - Cosmoquest

I hear a lot about how light from galaxies or stars that are far away, can sometimes be distorted when a large star in the path of the light, bends ...

### How does gravity alter the trajectory of light? - PhysLink.com

This is because under this theory, we should think of gravity not in terms of vector like ... (what we call a black hole) Newton didn't notice this bending of light ...

### Since light has no mass, how can it be trapped by the gravitational

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According to Newton's theory, the force of gravity should not affect light. ... when they observed the bending of starlight when it traveled close to the Sun. ... This is a two-dimensional picture of what gravity does to spacetime in four dimensions.

### photons - How does gravity bend light - Physics Stack Exchange

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Dec 4, 2014 ... But actually, (as far as we can tell) the way that gravity works is it actually causes the space-time to bend. So gravity isn't causing light to bend, ...