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Demos: 1G-07 Warping Spacetime Demonstration

This demonstration illustrates Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. The apparatus with a diameter of 6 feet is made of a rigid frame with a piece of spandex stretched over it. By using small spheres of different masses and a dense mass you can visually demonstrate how celestial bodies alter the fabric of spacetime. Place a dense mass in the center and then roll the spheres towards or around it. The spheres will be deflected by the bend in the fabric just as Einstein predicted for celestial objects in his theory. With this device you can show concepts of: black holes; binary systems; tides; Roche Limit; formation of the Solar System.

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