This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Gravity Probe B satellite, artwork

Gravity Probe B satellite, artwork

R200/0032

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

201010 LTD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 201010 LTD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Gravity Probe B satellite, computer artwork. The Earth (background) is shown warping a grid of space-time. The Gravity Probe B satellite is an experiment that was conducted by NASA and Stanford University to test some predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. This theory presents gravity as a warping of space and time, and the Gravity Probe B used gyroscopes to try to detect both the Earth's warping of space-time, and also the predicted 'drag' on space-time caused by the rotation of the Earth. The satellite was launched in 2004, and the experiment finished in September 2005. The analysis of the results is expected to be completed some time in 2007.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}