FLO Posted January 20, 2007 Share Posted January 20, 2007 A lone researcher working with borrowed data may have beaten a $700 million NASA mission to the finish line by being the first to measure an obscure subtlety of Einstein's general theory of relativity.The phenomenon in question is the Lense-Thirring effect, a small force produced as the fabric of space-time gets twisted by a spinning mass such as a rotating planet. The force will drag the point at which a polar-orbiting satellite crosses the planet's equator by a small amount each year. Source: New Scentisthttp://tinyurl.com/2rsyg6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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