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    Gravity Probe B results seem strange, every moon and planet are proper gyroscopes (better than Gravity Probe B ones since they are not suspended by any electric field) ever rotating around their axis and orbiting around a much more massive object in the space but never was presented any evidence about the "geodetic" and "frame dragging" effects on them!!!


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    I'm thinking in the antique constructions of thousands of years made to be aligned with the Sun and the moon. There would be thousands of years of shift in the axis orientation of Earth and they would not be aligned anymore at present days...


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    Quote Originally Posted by martillo
    I'm thinking in the antique constructions of thousands of years made to be aligned with the Sun and the moon. There would be thousands of years of shift in the axis orientation of Earth and they would not be aligned anymore at present days...
    Ever heard this?: "Even a broken clock will tell the right time twice a day" 8)

    We don't know in what day the buildings were supposed to be aligned. This day will shift, anyway, as Earth's axis makes its 23,000 year precession cycle... yet anyway still will be always a day in the year in which the alignment will work. :wink:

    (Actually the alignment would slip, roughly, one day each 63 sidereal years... yet our current official calendar corrects this slip, and so the ancient buildings are kept "tuned" as a collateral outcome... but, we still don't know what day was supposed to be the day they were tuned to, just the day where they are currently tuned to...)
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    Lucifer,
    We don't know in what day the buildings were supposed to be aligned.
    I think the "monuments" would have been aligned in some special day of the calendar, for example when the Sun would be at it more northern or more southern or at more higher position and this coud be determined aproximatelly calculating the calendar backwards. I know there is an imprecision due to the imprecision of determining the exact year of the alignment.

    But I have now realized that the effects are NEGLIHIBLE. Looking at the equation presented in the second picture of the Standford's page: http://einstein.stanford.edu/highlights/hl.html the distance from Earth to the Sun is so huge that both effects (the geodetic and the frame dragging) are too small to be detected.
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