How is the analysis of Gravity Probe B data progressing

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Very well the latest results are available here

http://einstein.stanford.edu/highlights/status1.html
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How is the analysis of Gravity Probe B data progressing
« Reply #1 on: 13/11/2009 17:37:04 »
I read the report but couldn't figure out what the probe is designed to discover. It sounds interesting. I had not heard of it before.

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How is the analysis of Gravity Probe B data progressing
« Reply #2 on: 14/11/2009 11:58:11 »
Very well the latest results are available here

http://einstein.stanford.edu/highlights/status1.html
For what I know, it seems the first results (which are still being analyzed) are indicating a confirm of the "Lense-Thirring" effect, expected from General Relativity theory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame-dragging
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/Lense-ThirringEffect.html
« Last Edit: 14/11/2009 12:00:34 by lightarrow »