Einstein shift


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Einstein shift

n
(General Physics) astronomy a small displacement towards the red in the spectra, caused by the interaction between the radiation and the gravitational field of a massive body, such as the sun
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Bent Starlight "At present, total solar eclipses are the only occasions when stars near the sun become visible to us, permitting measurement of the Einstein shift [of starlight's path by the Sun's gravity.
Owing to the observational difficulties, the Einstein shift will remain a moot problem for years to come."
The author of this article, Felix Schmeidler (Munich University Observatory), had himself tried to measure the Einstein shift at several eclipses.
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