It happened on MAY 29

1919

During a total solar eclipse, Arthur Eddington completed the measurements of the deflections displayed from the rays of stars near the solar disc. Eddington thus succeeded in confirming, just a few years before the publication of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, those aspects that presaged the curvature of the space-time continuum in the presence of intense gravitational fields, and therefore the curvature of the trajectories of the photons that passed near to them.

IV Centenary of the Index Congregation's Decree on Heliocentrism (1616)


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