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Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

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Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley (1882–1944), English astronomer and physicist. He conducted significant research on the interiors of stars—how they transmit light and heat and how the mass of a star is related to its luminosity. Eddington supported the theory of relativity early on when he found that light rays are bent in a gravitational field. He wrote The Internal Constitution of the Stars (1926) and The Expanding Universe (1933).

See also: Astronomy; Star.

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