Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gravity Probe B is a success

"Conceived by Stanford Professors Leonard Schiff, William Fairbank and Robert Cannon in 1959 and funded by NASA in 1964, GP-B is the longest running, continuous physics research program at both Stanford and NASA."

The experiment has finally come to an end, confirming Einstein's original predictions about the warping of space time around the Earth, specifically "frame-dragging".