The Strange Universe of Gravitational Lensing | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

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Is what we see in the night sky a true representation of our universe? Find out about Gravitational Lensing in this episode and even more about it in the documentary that Matt made together with the Museum of Natural History:Distant Quasars: Shedding Light on Black Holes

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Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist said “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded .” Is what we see perceived to be real or is it an illusion?
In the world of our mind’s eye, light travels in a straight line. In reality, spacetime is deflected and magnified through the lens of gravity. Find out how this works and what it allows us to learn about our universe in this episode of Space Time.

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