On Detecting the Gravitomagnetic Field of the Earth by Means of Orbiting Clocks


Based on the recent finding that the difference in proper time of two clocks in prograde and retrograde equatorial orbits about the Earth is of the order ∼ 10−7 s per revolution, the possibility of detecting the terrestrial gravitomagnetic field by means of clocks carried by satellites is discussed. A mission taking advantage of this influence of the… (More)