Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Think about gravity, magnetism, and gravitomagnetic fields for a few minutes. Just think. Then say "God hates gays" again and tell me the act of saying that doesn't make you feel mentally retarded. Because it should.

Gravity Probe B: Relatively Important? - News from Sky & Telescope - SkyandTelescope.com

Mirrors on the moon. Via NASA.

So, just as a moving electron creates a magnetic field, a moving mass generates a gravitomagnetic field. The field exerts a sideways force, similar to the force a magnetic field exerts on a charged particle, on any mass moving though it, causing the object’s path to deflect.
Sometimes, things like gravitomagnetism come along in the course of your coffee break reading and blow your mind WHEN YOU'RE NOT EVEN STONED.
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