"Einstein Wins Yet Again"

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"Einstein Wins Yet Again" - 01/11/03 04:53 AM

More evidence to support Einstein's Theory of Relativity was unveiled, after scientists succeeded for the first time in measuring the speed of gravity. As predicted by Einstein, it matched the speed of light.

Scientists had earlier tried and failed to measure gravity's speed by detecting gravitational waves. However, the team of Fomalont and Kopeikin did it by measuring Jupiter's gravitational field when it passed in front of a quasar.

Scientists are unsurprised by the results, as they had massive indirect evidence to support Einstein's theory about gravity's speed.

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993232