Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity

@article{Witze2018MilkyWB,
  title={Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einstein’s general relativity},
  author={Alexandra Witze},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={560},
  pages={17}
}
  • A. Witze
  • Published 26 July 2018
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
An observation decades in the making confirms predictions about how light behaves in an immense gravitational field.An observation decades in the making confirms predictions about how light behaves in an immense gravitational field. 

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