April 14, 2004
Drag in Motion

NewScientist is carrying this report on a spacecraft designed to measure how the rotating Earth drags on the fabric of space-time:

Gravity Probe B aims to measure a weaker and even stranger effect called "frame dragging", a warping of space-time by the gravity and angular momentum of a spinning body.

I don't understand it, but it sure does sound cool. With picture!

Posted by scott at April 14, 2004 11:53 AM

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Whadda mean ya don't understand!?

Weren't you paying attention in physics class?
This could lead to so many discoveries!

Aaa, shuddup! You drool over fossils.

Posted by: Cindy on April 14, 2004 11:30 PM
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