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Satellite to test Einstein predictions

  1. Apr 3, 2004 #1
    Finally something interesting in the news. Check it out .
    Satellite to test Einstein predictions
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2004 #2

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    Frame dragging to be directly tested.

    I like it. Hope the device functions properly.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2004 #3
    With all due respect to Lense and Thirring, frame dragging isn't really "Einstein's" prediction. The media oft confuses predictions of General Relativity with predictions of "Einstein".
     
  5. Apr 3, 2004 #4
    <With all due respect to Lense and Thirring, frame dragging isn't really "Einstein's" prediction. The media oft confuses predictions of General Relativity with predictions of "Einstein".>

    Good point, GRQC; we'd do well to remember that; especially since one of the two majors verifications sought here are strictly a prediction of Lense & Thirring. Would to God more writers would give proper credit where it is due in that regard.

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  6. Apr 4, 2004 #5
    No one knows who the other people are though. When it comes to scientists, people only care about Einstein and possibly Hawking.
     
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