A matter of gravity

By Ron Cowen, 15:53 PM April 15, 2008

"Einstein's theory triumphs!" So proclaimed the New York Times on Nov. 10, 1919, making Albert Einstein a celebrity. The headline referred to a stunning confirmation of one of relativity theory's most audacious claims: that starlight is bent by the sun's gravity. Einstein's general theory of relativity, which depicts gravity as the curvature of space-time, had passed its first test.

Now, thanks to a data trove collected by a satellite called Gravity Probe B, scientists are poised to test Eins...

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