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In sections (17,18,19, and 20) we have investigated 1. how gravitons within galaxies (dark matter) and how 2. gravitons connecting galaxies (dark energy), can explain the curving of spacetime predicted by general relativity. In this section an experiment will be outlined to show that a rapidly spinning gyroscope can also curve spacetime via “Frame Dragging”.  Click on the diagram below to learn about the Gravity B Probe a most amazing experiment concerning frame dragging.

The geodetic effect—the amount by which the Earth warps the local spacetime in which it resides. This is the downward dip in the web like green lines.

The frame-dragging effect—the amount by which the rotating Earth drags its local spacetime around with it. This is the horizontal spiral windings in the web like green lines.

We have already modeled how gravitons can cause the geodetic effect section 20 by examining the graviton bundle connection between Mercury and the Sun. In this section we will examine how a gyroscope can replace the Earth in the diagram above to investigate the frame dragging effect. The proposed experiment could also show that free space can have an index of refraction.

1. Nitpicking general relativity:
The diagram at the left shows how an elevator accelerating upward curves a white light beam according to general relativity.
The diagram at the right shows how an elevator accelerating upward curves a white light beam according to DWT.

DWT postulates that strong gradients of gravitons will make space act like it has an index of refraction (see section 19).

The diagram above is very difficult to perform because the acceleration is in a straight line. I propose a simpler experiment that uses off the shelf commercial centrifuges that can produce accelerations up to one million g’s (one million times the gravity at the surface of the Earth).

One million g’s of gravity is a lot of gravity. The surface of the Sun produces 28 g’s and was enough to enable Eddington to measure how the Sun deflected light. A one million g centrifuge should produce about 30,000 time the g force of the Sun, perhaps enough gravity to see that gravity in the form of angular acceleration will also bend light and more importantly show that space can have an index of refraction that will bend white light into its spectrum of colors (just as a prism would).

The gravitons and gyroscope experiment:

1. For Information on centrifuges: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultracentrifuge

2. When not rotating, the white light source hits the target as indicated by the top gray line.

3. When rotating, general relativity would predict the white light would deflect downward.

4. When rotating, graviton theory would predict the white light would deflect downward and in addition refract producing colors of the rainbow.

Will this experiment work? I think it is worth a test. It would be relatively low cost compared to other tests of gravity and may break open a path to understanding dark matter and dark energy.

Don Limuti 7/29/2017