Findings show that the rays of star light are lensed primarily in the plasma rim of the sun and hardly;in the vacuum space just slightly above the rim. The thin plasma atmosphere of;the sun represents a clear example of an indirect interaction involving an;interfering plasma medium between the gravitational field of the sun and the;rays of light from the stars. Since the;lower boundary of this vacuum space is only a fraction of a solar radius above;the solar plasma rim, it is exposed to virtually the same gravitational field.;The thin plasma atmosphere of the sun appears to represent an indirect;interaction involving an interfering plasma medium between the;gravitational field of the sun and the rays of star light. An application of;Gauss’ law clearly shows that, if the light bending rule of General Relativity;were valid, then a light bending effect due to the gravitational field of the;sun should be easily detectable with current technical mean in Astrophysics at;analytical Gaussian spherical surfaces of several solar radii. More;importantly, the very same light bending equation obtained by General;Relativity was derived from classical assumptions of a minimum energy path of a;light ray in the plasma rim, exposed to the gravitational gradient field of the;sun. An intense search of the star filled skies reveals a clear lack of lensing;among the countless numbers of stars, where there are many candidates for;gravitational lensing according to the assumptions of General Relativity.;Assuming the validity of the light bending rule of General Relativity, the sky;should be filled with images of Einstein rings. Moreover, events taking place;at the center of our galaxy, a region known as Sagittarius A*, thought to;contain a super massive black hole, is considered a most likely candidate for;an observation of gravitational lensing. A lack of evidence for gravitational;lensing is clearly revealed in the time resolved images of the rapidly moving;stellar objects orbiting about Sagittarius A*.

Keywords: black hole, gravitational lensing, galactic core, Gauss law, optical reciprocity

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