APSIS - an Artificial Planetary System in Space to probe extra-dimensional gravity and MOND

  title={APSIS - an Artificial Planetary System in Space to probe extra-dimensional gravity and MOND},
  author={Varun Sahni and Yuri Shtanov},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
A proposal is made to test Newton's inverse-square law using the perihelion shift of test masses (planets) in free fall within a spacecraft located at the Earth-Sun L2 point. Such an Artificial Planetary System In Space (APSIS) will operate in a drag-free environment with controlled experimental conditions and minimal interference from terrestrial sources of contamination. We demonstrate that such a space experiment can probe the presence of a "hidden" fifth dimension on the scale of a micron… Expand
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