Perfect balls and rubber sheets

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Link to story: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/04/19/rubber_sheet/

     
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    Yeah, I read an article about this launch today in the local rag. It stated that most physicists thought the results would be "ho-hum" as they expect Einstein's theories to be completely supported by the data gathered. As I recall, there was an earlier version of this test that did much the same. I still find the special and general theories pretty fascinating, especially given how long ago A.E. came up with 'em. His mind must have worked in pretty mysterious ways! ;)

    I recall a quote from where? Perhaps Mad Magazine from years ago? It had to do with the theory of gravity: "There is no gravity! The earth sucks! -Irving Forn" :D

    Edit: BTW Bigc, I loved your post title! Kinda appeals to our prurient interests, right? :cool:
     
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    Just as long as they don't drop it on my new car. :D ;)
     
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    Well, you're prolly OK unless that new car is one of those huge SUVs that creates its own gravity well! :)
     
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    Not quite but almost ;)
     
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