Testing Relativity Theory for One-way Light Propagation

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Scientific Paper
Title Testing Relativity Theory for One-way Light Propagation
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Author(s) Thomas E Phipps
Keywords Stellar aberration, special relativity, VLBI.
Published 2005
Journal Apeiron
Volume 12
Number 1
No. of pages 8
Pages 136-143

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Classical or Bradley stellar aberration is correctly described by special relativity theory, which predicts also a second-order departure that has never been verified. We point out that the Very Long-Based Interferometry system appears now to offer sufficient resolution to allow confirmation of this truly "relativistic" aspect of starlight. The one-way nature of starlight propagation, in conjunction with the fact that most existing verifications of the special theory rest implicitly on two-way light-speed averaging, suggests the desirability of such measurements as a further independent verification of the theory.