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Albert Einstein Proved Correct Once Again

Posted on Sunday, 24 October, 2004 | Comment icon 8 comments

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"An experiment using two orbiting satellites has proved that as the Earth turns it drags space and time around itself, like a spinning top in treacle."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Xenojjin on 24 October, 2004, 15:07
its things like this that lead me to believe we will learn instantanious travel before we learn light speed travel .
Comment icon #2 Posted by ChrisC098 on 24 October, 2004, 19:19
I knew he was right all along.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Venomshocker on 25 October, 2004, 3:22
NASA sent a satelite up a while back, that had 2 pefectly shaped balls in it to see if space-time curved in space and spun the balls or something like that. Im not sure about the details. Anybody know if that expermint went through, or anything about it?
Comment icon #4 Posted by crystal sage on 8 September, 2007, 23:00
Yes and if there were any hints of time anomolies from reception of the Mars probes???? http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2006/2005JE002591.shtml http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006epsc.conf..188D A new mission with a low orbital eccentricity and a favorable orbital inclination would allow decorrelating J2 and J3 from the higher-degree harmonic coefficients of the gravity field. Such an orbit will therefore better extract time-variable gravity and improve our knowledge of the atmosphere and interior of Mars. Furthermore, an orbiter reaching a low altitude at pericenter (below 200 km) will improv... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Raptor X7 on 8 September, 2007, 23:12
So if planets don't rotate... like the moon... what would the time ratio effect be of it??? The Moon does rotate, it's "tidally locked" with the Earth, meaning the time it takes for it to rotate around its axis one full time is equal to the time it takes to make one full revolution around the Earth; resulting in only one side of the Moon ever facing us. Not exactly sure of what your question is, though.
Comment icon #6 Posted by crystal sage on 8 September, 2007, 23:38
basically would all planets have different Space times??? that relate to their gravity??? Would radio frequencies... communication be affected... an how... ??? ...and if not why??? It appears though that their studies can only guarantee about 10% accuracy and that the theory didn't appear to work using Mars as an example... and strangely little else has been published since that I can see... http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007gr.qc.....1141S Abstract We show here that the recent claim of a test of the Lense-Thirring effect with an error of 0.5% using the Mars Global Surveyor is misleading and t... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Raptor X7 on 9 September, 2007, 0:13
basically would all planets have different Space times??? that relate to their gravity??? Yes. General relativity tells us that massive objects cause spacetime to curve, and the greater the distortion of space time the slower time passes. Would radio frequencies... communication be affected... an how... ??? ...and if not why??? They would be, it's an effect known as gravitational redshift. When a photon travels through a region of space with an increased gravitational field it loses energy, but photons can not decrease in speed (speed of light is constant), so instead their frequency is decrea... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Zero of Deism on 10 September, 2007, 0:42
I still don't understand how we can say that it warps space and "time". I thought we were still unsure as to what time is exactly. I always looked at it as a man made concept to determine "how long" it takes for movements to happen. Isn't just movement time? Sure, if space is warped, it could change how quickly or how slowly something moves, but doesn't that just affect physical movement itself and not time, like how bullets will move slower through water, hence our CONCEPT(Man made) of time has to be changed when space is warped into a different form that we experience it on Earth. And if the... [More]

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