Relativity Safe After All

And the missing 60 nanoseconds reinforce relativity instead of disproving it.

It turns out the GPS satellites are in a separate reference frame from the experiment and once you account for the effects of relativity between the frames, the difference is about 60 nanoseconds.

This entry was posted in Awesome, Science!. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Relativity Safe After All

  1. Kevin Baker says:

    Damn. And I wanted to see Alpha Centauri up close before I die.

  2. Braden Lynch says:

    Oops, probably right up there with NASA overlooking the conversion between the english and metric systems on the Hubble telescope.

    Errors like this and the cold fusion scam quite a while back makes me even more skeptical when scientists claim they have broken a physical law. Well, I’m going to go watch my perpetual motion machine and then worship Al Gore for revealing the “truth” of anthropomorphic global warming.

  3. Braden Lynch says:

    Ugh, “anthropogenic” not “anthropormorphic” (although Al Gore’s increase in girth might be this…)

  4. Pingback: Joke of the day. « Whipped Cream Difficulties

  5. Kristopher says:


    Yes, Time does go slightly faster 24,000 miles further up in this gravity well.

  6. Kristopher says:

    Braden: Anthropomorphic Global Warming is caused by too much Yiffing.

  7. Braden Lynch says:

    I was ignorant (not the first time) and had to go and look up “Yiffing” on the “Urban Dictionary” website and fell out of my chair laughing. Thanks!

    …and I promise to slow down my rapid-fire typing in the hope of attaining that little thing called accuracy.

Comments are closed.