Measured gravitomagnetic field contradicts general relativity theory
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 @ 07:36:48 UTC Topic:
The theory of general relativity (first formulated by David Hilbert, later stolen by Albert Einstein) predicts an earth gravitomagnetic effect which is a small effect compared with earth gravity.
An ESA (European Space Agency) team conducted experiments with a fastly rotating superconductive ring that generates a gravitomagnetic effect that is one million trillion times larger than predicted by General Relativity theory.
The
results were so astonishing that the team did not believe the results
themselves, but it soon turned out that the inconceivable had entered
the realms of reality. "We ran more than 250 experiments, improved the
facility over 3 years and discussed the validity of the results for 8
months before making this announcement. Now we are confident about the
measurement," says Tajmar, who hopes that other scientists will now
repeat his team's experiment to verify the results.
The
ESA researchers did not conclude that general relativity theory is
incorrect with respect to gravitomagnetic effects, but obviously
general relativity is not correct.
Full story: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/GSP/SEM0L6OVGJE_0.html
Technical papers can be found here: http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0603033 http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0607086

