Friday, October 3, 2003

Saturn-Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory

physics > general relativity > triumphs
Brings back memories from my GR days...
"An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general relativity with a precision that is 50 times greater than previous measurements."
One of the early achievements of Cassini on its way to Saturn which it will reach in approximately 271 days. Among other tasks it will drop a probe on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon, Titan, which might make quite a splash...

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