Can the eclipse tell us if Einstein was right about general relativity?

He probably was, but astronomers will put his 1915 theory to the test with DIY experiments

example of gravitational lensing

TRICK OF THE LIGHT  Einstein showed that spacetime warps around massive bodies and makes light take different paths, as shown in this stellar smile in which a red galaxy distorts the light from a more distant blue galaxy.

ESA/Hubble, NASA

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