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Test of general relativity: 1995-2002 measurement of frame-dragging

@article{Ciufolini2002TestOG,
  title={Test of general relativity: 1995-2002 measurement of frame-dragging},
  author={Ignazio Ciufolini},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  year={2002}
}
  • I. Ciufolini
  • Published 29 September 2002
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
After an introduction on phenomena due to spin and mass-energy currents on clocks and photons, we review the 1995-2001 measurements of the gravitomagnetic field of Earth and Lense-Thirring effect obtained by analyzing the orbits of the two laser-ranged satellites LAGEOS and LAGEOS II; this method has provided a direct measurement of Earth's gravitomagnetism with accuracy of the order of 20 %. A future accurate measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect, at the level of 1 % accuracy, may include… 

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