The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

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Science
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Classroom Teacher / Educator
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The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

Instructional Resource

A launch mishap led to the best experimental confirmation of gravitational redshift. Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial of Audible: http://audible.com/VERITASIUM or text VERITASIUM to 500500

Huge thanks to

Dr. Pacome Delva: https://ve42.co/pacome

Dr. Sven Herrmann: https://ve42.co/sven

Gravitational Redshift Test Using Eccentric Galileo Satellites: https://ve42.co/GRtest

Disclaimer: It is arguable what is THE best test of general relativity because there are different ways to test the theory. This is the best confirmation of gravitational redshift, which is one of the three original tests proposed by Einstein.

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Donal Botkin, James M Nicholson, Michael Krugman, Nathan Hansen, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd

Animations and editing by Alan Chamberlain

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Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium