Tests of relativistic gravity in space
Recent progress and future directions
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91009, USA
2 Sternberg Astronomical Institute, 13 Universitetskij Prospect, 119992 Moscow, Russia
We review the foundations of Einstein's general theory of relativity, discuss recent progress in the tests of relativistic gravity, and present motivations for new generation of high-accuracy gravitational experiments. We discuss the advances in our understanding of fundamental physics anticipated in the near future and evaluate discovery potential of the recently proposed gravitational experiments.
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