geodetic effect

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geodetic effect

n.
The curvature of spacetime by the presence of matter.
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In particular, geodetic precession (the exact effect that GP-B's gyros measured) had been confirmed to a similar 0.3% level by laser-ranging experiments to the retro-reflector mirrors that the Apollo astronauts left on the Moon.
For a gyroscope in orbit around the Earth we can write an expression for the geodetic precession in such a non-singular potential to be equal to:
Known as geodetic precession, this effect is expected to shift the gyroscopes' spin axes by more than 150 times as much as frame dragging does.