Monday, March 28, 2005

Picking on Einstein

NASA's education site has a short report on the Gravity Probe B spacecraft orbiting the Earth, and the implications its findings may have on Einstein's theory of special relativity. The findings may validate Einstein, and put theorists right back to work and explaining the differences between special relativity and quantum mechanics -- or, it may validate the leading candidate that merges the two theories together -- string theory. The report is written for the layperson, and is a good read -- even if you already know all this stuff.


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