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Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Tough Test

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Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before.

Once again, Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, published in 1915, comes out on top.

At some point, however, scientists expect Einstein's model to be invalid under extreme conditions. General Relativity, for example, is incompatible with quantum theory. Physicists hope to find an alternate description of gravity that would eliminate that incompatibility.

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When he was asked by journalist before British try to test his theory of relativity during sun eclipse: What if experiment doesnt work as you predicted?

Einstein respond: "Then Im sad for you. My theory is still right."

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