The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

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  • Published on: Sunday, December 23, 2018
  • A launch mishap led to the best experimental confirmation of gravitational redshift. Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial of Audible: or text VERITASIUM to 500500

    Huge thanks to
    Dr. Pacome Delva:
    Dr. Sven Herrmann:
    Gravitational Redshift Test Using Eccentric Galileo Satellites:

    Disclaimer: It is arguable what is THE best test of general relativity because there are different ways to test the theory. This is the best confirmation of gravitational redshift, which is one of the three original tests proposed by Einstein.

    Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Donal Botkin, James M Nicholson, Michael Krugman, Nathan Hansen, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd

    Animations and editing by Alan Chamberlain

    Music from "Subtle Substitutes 2" "A sound Foundation 1" "Cell Research 1" "Particle Attraction 1"