Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity Tested Using a Radio Signal From Space

What will we learn about spacetime?

This may be the most efficient way EVER.  Einstein of course is the world-famous scientist who coined the theory of relativity and E = mc2.  His face is parodied in many memes and movies and is known throughout the science and science fan community.  Now researchers have come up with a new way to test his theory:

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University have discovered a method to use radio signals from space to test a principle of Albert Einstein’s theory of General Relativity several times more efficiently compared to earlier processes that use gamma-ray bursts.

In a study featured in the journal Physical Review Letters, physics Professor Peter Mészáros and his colleagues at Penn State have developed a new way to harness blasts of radio signals known as Fast Radio Bursts to test the Equivalence Principle, which is considered to be an integral part of the General Relativity theory.

According to Einstein’s theory, the Equivalence Principle pertains to idea that the geometry of spacetime takes on a curved form as a result of the mass density of different planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects.

Could this work and what would we learn about space?

Let’s check out a related video of a strange radio signal that they recently detected from space on page 2

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