GRAVITY NEWS 9
GRAVITY NEWS 9
First for those that might have an experiment that could benefit from zero-G conditions, NASA is calling for experiments involving near Zero-G. Please see the following materials for details.
Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology Development and Training (FAST)
"LATEST NEWS: A new call for FAST proposals was posted on January 23, 2009. The call is open to all US companies, individuals, research institutions, universities and government agencies. The proposal deadline is March 20, 2009. See link below for more details and submittal instructions. "
"FAST utilizes commercially available flight test capabilities such as the Zero Gravity Corporation aircraft for parabolic flights. The current focus is on testing in micro-gravity, reduced-gravity or variable-gravity conditions on parabolic aircraft flights."
And now on to more mysterious aspects relating to Gravity, as we think we know it...
"And there is more: Recently, astronomers have discovered that the universe is not only expanding, but also accelerating. Physicists have suggested that some kind of unknown force is acting against gravity, pushing galaxies apart at ever-increasing speeds. For now, this mysterious entity is known as "dark energy." Moffat says MOG's equations "predict a repulsive, anti-gravity component within gravity itself. ... Its effect is to push the fabric of space-time to expand faster and faster" an explanation, perhaps, for one of the deepest mysteries in physics today."
Obama administration first 100 days to promote antigravity technology
As to the dimensional aspects of gravitational lensing, there is this;
Mystery Of Twin Quasar Brightness Revealed
"The regions of the disc are therefore radiated, and a part of that radiation is reflected while the other is reprocessed and re-emitted with less energy. This phenomenon is known as "reverberation" and several very recent studies indicate that it could be produced in a large number of quasars."