OK, you probably couldn’t with Albert Einstein (who most likely wouldn't have appreciated the Paul Simon reference.) If Einstein had lived, he would have been celebrating his 132nd birthday today. Alas, he sadly died back in 1955, but, as we all know, he managed to squeeze in quite a bit during those years.

It's amazing to us that many of Einstein’s ideas and theories are still being tested – and proved – to this day. His work was crucial to virtually every aspect of modern physics, which certainly includes the science being done by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. We’ve put together a synopsis of all of the ways that Einstein has influenced, and continues to influence, the way we learn about and understand the Universe.

So happy birthday, Albert Einstein, wherever you are.

-Megan Watzke, CX

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