Accession Number:

AD0706312

Title:

A RADIO INTERFEROMETRIC TEST OF THE GENERAL RELATIVISTIC LIGHT BENDING NEAR THE SUN,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Radio interferometry was used to measure the deflection of a radio source as it passed the Sun. This deflection is a separable combination of refraction in the coronal electron plasma and the General Relativistic effect. The observed inverse distance component was 1.040.15-0.10 of that predicted by Einsteins theory of General Relativity. The observation also yielded a reasonable value for the coronal electron density. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE