So, I was reading A brief history of time and it was talking about the sun bending the light of a star causing it to appear on a different place from where it actually was located. I was wondering if light passing the other way around the sun would also be bended towards the earth. Kind of like what I edited in the picture below.
Does anyone know whether this was simply omitted for simplicity's sake or whether there is a reason light bending around the other way could never reach earth?
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