Einstein’s genius changed science’s perception of gravity

General relativity has grown more important than it was in Einstein's day

warped spacetime

GETTING A GRIP ON GRAVITY  Einstein's general theory of relativity explains gravity as a distortion of space (or more precisely, spacetime) caused by the presence of matter or energy. A massive object generates a gravitational field by warping the geometry of the surrounding spacetime. 

Nicolle Rager Fuller

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