The Meaning of the Lunar Laser Ranging Experimental Results for Gravitational Theory
a highly accurate Eötvüs experiment;
“Gravity pulls on gravity;”
measuring gravity’s non-linearity; and
confirming General Relativity’s post-Newtonian gravitational vector potential and full non-linear potential.
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