The variations of gravity were measured with a high precision LaCoste-Romberg D gravimeter during a total solar eclipse to investigate the effect of a solar eclipse on the gravitational field. The observed anomaly (7.0+/-2.7)×10-8 m/s2during the eclipse implies that there may be a shielding property of gravitation.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- August 2000
- Experimental tests of gravitational theories;
- Gravitational wave detectors and experiments;
- Eclipses transits and occultations;
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics