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The Hubble orbits Earth. It wouldn't be able to spot something behind the Sun because it's not far out enough.
Not enough, bending of light caused by sun's gravity (or more properly dent in spacetime) has been observed at the time of solar eclipses, it's small and exactly like what Einstein's theory suggested but it isn't big enough to bend light so that we could use it to "see through sun".
Originally posted by Gazrok
4. The gravity of the sun bends space to the point where we'd be able to see something even if it was behind the sun directly, if 93 million miles out like Earth, to my knowledge....
Even for stars almost in line with the Sun, the shift in apparent position is less than two seconds of arc, or a few ten-thousandths of a degree.
Originally posted by diehard_democrat
I'm sorry, I believe I misunderstood you. What I was talking of when I said "elliptical orbit" I meant something more around the lines of this:
With the Sun in the center, not off center like in the images you posted.