NASA probe mission helps confirm relativity theory

Posted on Monday, May 9th 2011 at 11:53 a.m.

Engadget reports that the six year Gravity Probe B mission by NASA has helped to confirm one of the tenets of Einstein’s relativity theory - that high-gravity objects have the ability to warp space and time.  The mission was originally conceived 50 years ago but technology didn’t exist to test the theory until recently.  It’s a fascinating illustration of the importance of the space work NASA does.

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