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quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverUltima - I thought the bending of light by gravity was proven by observing Mercury passing behind the sun. As it emerged it was shown that it's apparent position was different from its actual position by almost exactly the amount predicted by Einstein.gazibasit - light behaves as both a wave & as particles. Which of the 2 it appears as depends on the way you observe it.It wasn't me - a big boy did it & ran away
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverAre you sure the Precession is the right word? I was under the impression that it meant a gradual movement around the sidereal sphere. Surely the Mercury eclipse was not anything to do with that.I must admit that all i really know about it is that Einstein predicted it & observation verified his prediction to within 1% - and that was at variance with the contemporary Newtonian predictionIt wasn't me - a big boy did it & ran away
quote:Originally posted by gsmollinquote:Actually, as far as I know, Mercury does not eclipse anything. When it passes in front of the sun, it is known as a transit.
quote:Originally posted by gsmollinIf you have a source for this, I'd be glad to look at it.