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Satellite to test Einstein's predictions

  1. Apr 3, 2004 #1
    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/04/02/einstein.satellite.ap/index.html
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2004 #2

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    I was just about the post the same :)
    So how large would they predict the deviation to be after two years?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2004 #3
    Monique; there are two GR effects predicted upon the gyroscopes.
    One is a geodetic effect (due to the 'curvature' of space-time) which amounts to an anomolous precession of about 6.6arcseconds per year.

    The other is the Lense-Thirring (frame dragging) precessional prediction which comes to only 0.042 arcseconds/yr. :biggrin:

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