View Full Version : Discussion: Cassini Confirms General Relativity

2003-Oct-03, 04:25 PM
SUMMARY: The Cassini spacecraft has provided a group of Italian researchers with data that confirms Einstein's general theory of relativity with 50 times more accuracy than before. They measured the frequency shift of radio waves traveling to and from the spacecraft as they went by the Sun. They measured how much the Sun's gravity bent the radio signals and increased their travel times. Precise measurements are important because there might be a point at which general relativity stops predicting the interactions of gravity. Cassini is expected to reach Saturn on July 1, 2004.

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2004-May-24, 01:45 PM
that is a wonderful craft, it should also be great once the probe gets to see below the clouds of Titan :D