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The General Theory of Relativity is Tested on a Grotesquely Large Scale

Caption: Until now, the gravitational redshift has only been tested with experiments and observations in relation to distances her on Earth and in relation to the solar system. With the new research the theory has been tested on a cosmological scale for the first time by analyzing galaxies in galaxy clusters in the distant universe. It is a grotesquely large scale, which is a factor 1,022 times greater (ten thousand billion billion times larger than the laboratory test). The observed data confirms Einsteinís general theory of relativity.

Credit: Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute

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