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Topic: Is the bending of light is due to the presence of the heavenly bodies
or just following the geometry of the spacetime?

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Cobra

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Is the bending of light is due to the presence of the heavenly bodies
or just following the geometry of the spacetime?

Posted: Jun 7, 2009 10:29 AM
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well, the spacetime would be curved in the presence of
heavenly mass bodies.

if the light passes around this area..,

(1) Is it bending by the attraction power of that heavenly body ? or
(2) just the spacetime is curved, so it is following the curved path.

what the point is.., for 10min for the sake of discussion lets
forget about that light is getting *attracted* by the heavenly
bodies.

Assume that the spacetime is curved due to the presence
of heavenly bodies..,

if the light passes through around this area

why can't we think that it is *following* the "Curved" space,
instead of getting attracted by the heavily mass body.

How can we conclude that the light that is bending
is due to the
(a) attracting power of the heavenly body or
(b) just following the geometry of the spacetime.


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