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Please provide an over 200 word response with reference that describes how to test the theory of general relativity.

Why is it so difficult to test the predictions of the theory of general relativity? Describe two tests of the theory.

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The foundation of many scientific theories we utilize today is based on those established by one of the most famous scientist Albert Einstein. Many believe that Einstein elaborated and rewrote those laws of motion established by Newton. Of the many theories created and implemented by Einstein we will elaborate on the predictions of the theory of general relativity and the two tests used to test this theory. General relativity is Einstein's expansion ...

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This solution describes how to test the theory of general relativity. It discusses why it is difficult to test the predictions of the theory of general relativity and two tests of theory that were established by Albert Einstein. The explanation is provided in over 200 words with references that are used as in-text citations.

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