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Swiveling Satellites See Earth's Relativistic Wake

Science  22 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5696, pp. 592
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5696.592a

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Summary

By studying the dance of two Earth-orbiting satellites, Italian physicists have detected the subtle twisting of spacetime around a massive, spinning object.