Asset Publisher

The distortion of space

The distortion of space

Copyright: Jos de Bruijne, ESA

The planets in the Solar System distort space, bending starlight. ESA's Gaia mission will measure the effect to test general relativity. Red regions are the predicted areas of the greatest distortion, caused by the planets, and blue the least. As the planets orbit the Sun, so the regions of distortion move with them.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
26-Feb-2024 10:57 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

Also Available As

No other resolutions available.

Related Images

Related Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also