Einstein's general theory of relativity


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a generalization of special relativity to include gravity (based on the principle of equivalence)

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Much like vibrating electrons give off electromagnetic radiation (radio waves for instance), Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts that an accelerating mass gives off energy as gravitational radiation, which can be thought of as ripples moving at the speed of light in the curvature of space-time.
Einstein's general theory of relativity explains gravity as a consequence of the curvature of spacetime created by the presence of mass and energy.
But with this detection, we are witnessing Einstein's general theory of relativity at play in a far-flung star system," said Doug Hudgins, the Kepler program scientist at NASA Headquarters, Washington.
We might even be able to use these results to test Einstein's general theory of relativity.
That's what Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts, but computer models have struggled for more than 30 years to reproduce those waves.
The findings match Einstein's general theory of relativity in which he proposed the rate at which galaxies should be drawn towards one another and at which the universe ought to expand.
Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts, and atomic clocks have confirmed, that clocks at higher elevations run slightly faster than do those closer to the ground.
However, according to Einstein's general theory of relativity, if a gravitational wave were to pass through space, possibly caused by an event as catastrophic as the collision of two black holes, then a minuscule distortion in the fabric of space itself would be detectable.
Einstein's general theory of relativity, which depicts gravity as the curvature of space-time, had passed its first test.
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity describes the properties of gravity and assumes that space is a smooth, continuous fabric.
Instead of accepting dark energy, these scientists would rather try to account for the acceleration of the universe's expansion by tinkering with Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Finding a merged black hole also would allow theorists to explore a new regime of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
On April 20, a satellite conceived in the 1960s to test two aspects of Einstein's general theory of relativity finally roared into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have said that as a result of moon dust covering a network of mirrors placed on the lunar surface, tests of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity are being obstructed.
Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics to such formidable topics as Einstein's general theory of relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.
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