Testing Relativity Theory for One-way Light Propagation
|Title||Testing Relativity Theory for One-way Light Propagation|
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|Author(s)||Thomas E Phipps|
|Keywords||Stellar aberration, special relativity, VLBI.|
|No. of pages||8|
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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.