Is the aether entrained by the motion of celestial bodies, what do the experiments tell us?
|Title||Is the aether entrained by the motion of celestial bodies, what do the experiments tell us?|
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Even though the concept has evolved and if the designation as aether is improperly
regarded as outdated, nobody today considers that the vacuum is empty. However, the
nature and the properties of the substratum, which permeates the entire universe, remain
for the most part unspecified. For example, divergent opinions are put forward by
physicists about a possible dragging of the aether by the translational motion of celestial
bodies due to gravitation. We show in this text that such a hypothesis is inconsistent with
well established experimental data which, on the contrary, lend support to non-entrained
aether theory based on Lorentz contraction. A revaluation of the aether drift to which the
Earth is subjected is carried out.