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NASA Media Teleconference: As World Turns it Drags Space and Time

By SpaceRef Editor
October 21, 2004
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NASA Media Teleconference: As World Turns it Drags Space and Time

An international team of NASA and university researchers has found the
first direct evidence of a phenomenon predicted in 1918 using Einstein’s
theory of general relativity — that the Earth is dragging space and time
around itself as it rotates. The paper appears in Nature magazine today,
and confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity.


Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.

— Listen-and-log-on news briefing, summary of science findings, 1 p.m. to
2 p.m. EDT.

Reporters who would like to participate in the briefing should call
1-800-619-7394, Password: Einstein. The teleconference will last
approximately one hour.


— Dr. Erricos C. Pavlis of the Joint Center for Earth System Technology,
a research collaboration between NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt, Md., and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr.
Pavlis is a co-author of the study.

— Dr. Michael Salamon, Discipline Scientist for Fundamental Physics, in
the Universe Division, Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters,

Supporting Images and graphics will be posted on the Web at the start of
the briefing at:

SpaceRef staff editor.