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Question: Does light bend?
Asked by Christina13 to James on 10 Mar 2017.
answered on 10 Mar 2017:
Not naturally I don’t think… It’s not my area of expertise. I know some researchers managed to slow ‘particles’ of light down. There are youtube videos of them doing it, and the process they used to accomplish it! Give it a search.
TomHadden commented on 10 Mar 2017:
Looking at the theory of black holes, this suggest light is affected by gravity, and thus it have an slight bend as effected by planets. Looking at the likes of how larger planets are able to get light on the other side of their sun, it suggests that planets are able to bend light, which also suggests light has mass.
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Diana commented on 10 Mar 2017:
yes. stick a pencil in water and it appears bent. that’s becasue light moves slower in water than in air.
Light is also bent by gravity. Einstein’s fammous prediction of displacement as light goes round massive start proved correct during eclipse
May 29, 1919: A Major Eclipse, Relatively Speaking
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