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Cassinigeneral_relativity1_2The much-debated theory of relativity is no longer debatable, according to exacting new research. Albert Einstein taught that due to his general theory of relativity, a massive body like Earth should bend the space-time fabric of the universe, causing it to curve and flex like a trampoline supporting a bowling ball.

NASA’s Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission shot into space about 3 years ago, with only one goal—to quantify Einstein’s predictions from Earth’s orbit. Earlier this year, at the meeting of the American Physics Society, principal investigator Francis Everitt of delivered the first results: Gravity Probe B has verified Einstein’s theory.

Another incredible discovery will be officially announced later this year. Not only did Einstein say that the universe curves around these massive bodies, he said they also “drag” space behind them, which creates a twist in the cosmic fabric. Everitt says his team will soon announce verification of this “frame dragging” effect, as well.

The experiment used four near-perfect spherical gyroscopes, each the size of a Ping-Pong ball, which formed the core of the experiment. These specific gyroscopes are the most perfectly spherical man-made objects in existence, as noted in the Guinness World Records. At the beginning of the experiment, the gyroscopes’ axes pointed to a distant star; as the spacecraft moved around Earth for nearly a year, the researchers carefully monitored the position of the axes.

Einstein’s theory predicts that the axes should shift by 0.0018 degree under the influence of Earth’s pull on space-time. After 18 months of data analysis, Everitt and his team used 18 months of data and concluded that the axial shift was a near perfect match of Einstein’s prediction. Everitt, a Stanford physicist who has spent more than 40 years on the project, says the results are quite sweet. “It’s really extraordinary to look at the output and see Einstein looking back, without any calculations or corrections,” he says. “This measurement is unprecedented in any test of general relativity.”

But was it worth it? The project cost $750 million and we all figured he was right beforehand. I mean, come on, it’s Einstein! At any rate, we now know for certain, and our near religious worship of the genius can continue undisturbed.

The project was first conceived way back in 1959, but was cancelled and restarted over seven times by NASA officials who wondered if the project was really worth the time and money.

No one can say for certain what the findings are worth in monetary terms, but for now Everitt and his colleagues get to bask in the light of being right. “You don’t get to do extremely worthwhile programs without fighting for them,” He adds.

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curious to see what the 'other' incredible findings are...

when applying relativity one can also read; the Earth is the result of a peculiar disturbance in space.
The conclusion is that the universe as it appears is altered by the disturbance.

I think that the Universe is more disturbed by what lives on the Earth than Earth itself :P

I think that the Universe is more disturbed by what lives on the Earth than Earth itself :P

"I think that the Universe is more disturbed by what lives on the Earth than Earth itself :P"

This is true. But whats that got to do with the article? Nothing at all.

It doesn't have anything to do with the article, but it's a interesting and yet funny and ironic statement... :D

I agree and share opinion with Pjerky

hehe aliens can be powerful and dangerous and whatever... but humans are humans... hahaha

;)

false statement

Wish you had included the image from the original article showing the spinning of the fields as the dragging and bending (twisting) of time-space occurs. Check in at www.TheResonanceProject.org to meet a Nassim Haramain, a physicist who is already publishing papers that are proving new worlds of understanding using the vortex-based forces in both subatomic and cosmic fractal scales. You don't have to create a new force called 'gravitomagnetism', again, after creating the 'strong and weak nuclear forces', you just use the coriolis and torque forces generated by the vortices and Gravity and Electromagnetism to solve Einstein's equations. Quantum Fractal Field Theory.

may i know how sun bends the space fabri.there will be no gravitation force beneth the sun ie there will be no downward pulling force there is no weight acting in space then how is it possible to sun to bend the space time fabric

i refer to the theory as an abstract of the correct formula and thus shows that it can be done to move foward in time but the real problem is not traveling to the future its more of going back in time that makes this theory more complicated

i refer to the theory as an abstract of the correct formula and thus shows that it can be done to move foward in time but the real problem is not traveling to the future its more of going back in time that makes this theory more complicated

i refer to the theory as an abstract of the correct formula and thus shows that it can be done to move foward in time but the real problem is not traveling to the future its more of going back in time that makes this theory more complicated

The universe could care less about whats on earth, or even earth for that matter. Earth is soo small even copared to some things in out own solor system the whole universe doesnt even care we are here at all.

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