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Relativistic Gravity

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4-1970 8:00 AM

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Recent astronomical discoveries -- quasars, pulsars, gravitational waves, cosmic microwave radiation — reveal that relativistic gravitational effects are of great importance in our Universe. Unfortunately, we do not now have a firm experimental basis for deciding which relativistic theory of gravity is correct: Einstein's general relativity theory, the Brans-Dicke scalar-tensor theory, or some other theory. However, space technology will make possible a number of high-precision experimental tests in the next decade.

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Relativistic Gravity

Recent astronomical discoveries -- quasars, pulsars, gravitational waves, cosmic microwave radiation — reveal that relativistic gravitational effects are of great importance in our Universe. Unfortunately, we do not now have a firm experimental basis for deciding which relativistic theory of gravity is correct: Einstein's general relativity theory, the Brans-Dicke scalar-tensor theory, or some other theory. However, space technology will make possible a number of high-precision experimental tests in the next decade.

 

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