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 (ĕd′ĭng-tən), Sir Arthur Stanley 1882-1944.
British astrophysicist who was an early exponent of the theory of relativity and conducted research on the evolution, structure, and motion of stars.
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(Biography) Sir Arthur Stanley. 1882–1944, English astronomer and physicist, noted for his research on the motion, internal constitution, and luminosity of stars and for his elucidation of the theory of relativity
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(ˈɛd ɪŋ tən)

Sir Arthur (Stanley), 1882–1944, English astronomer, physicist, and writer.
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Whoever reads, for example, Professor Eddington's "Space, Time and Gravitation"
Could Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson have gotten the results they claimed?
It was during that eclipse that British astronomer Arthur Eddington ascertained that the light rays from distant stars had been wrenched off their paths by the gravitational field of the sun.
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But ULXs are uncomfortably bright: to explain them, a stellar-mass black hole would need to reach or surpass its maximum gas-gobbling rate, called the Eddington limit.
For her new work, Polo immersed herself in the study of Arthur Stanley Eddington's 191.9 journey to the island of Principe, in Africa's Gulf of Guinea, where the British astronomer sought to verify Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity by exploring the development of solar eclipses.
It certainly worked for the Goods and Leadbetters in 70s TV hit The Good Life, starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.
Graham Eddington's female tortoiseshell cat Nipper was seriously ill with missing teeth and a condition that had eaten away most of her face including her nose and top lip when an RSPCA inspector examined her.
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Anyone who has ever read a book on the relationship of science and religion will appreciate the novelty and detail in this reading of the scientific and religious life of Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944).