Here I review the foundations of general relativity, discuss recent progress in the tests of relativistic gravity in the solar system, and present motivations for the new generation of high-accuracy gravitational experiments. Deborah Kent’s article about the solar eclipse of 1869 (Physics Today, August 2019, page 46) discussed very early photographic plates of the Sun. Lindegren, L., 1980, Astron. General relativity — which describes our modern understanding of gravity as the curvature that mass induces on spacetime — has been extensively tested in our solar system. However, it has been difficult to test GR on the scale of an individual galaxy. Extension of the Geological Orrery from 60 million years ago to the whole Mesozoic and beyond would provide an empirical realm to constrain models of Solar System evolution, further test General Relativity and its alternatives, constrain the existence of additional past planets, and provide further tests of gravitational models. More recently, tests have been conducted to probe gravity outside the solar system and on a cosmological scale. Lett., 36:555. Taylor, J. H., 1987. Cite as. Shapiro, I. I., Reasenberg, R. D., MacNeil, P. E., Goldstein, R. B., Brenkle, J. P., Cain, D. L., Komarek, T. A., Zygielbaum, A. I., Cuddihy, W. F., and Michael, W. H., Jr., 1977, The Viking relativity experiment, J. Geophvs. Shapiro, I. I., 1976, Estimation of astrometric and geodetic parameters from VLBI observations, in: “Methods of Experimental Physics,” M. L. Meeks, ed., Academic Press, New York. 27 185013 View 17 - The Universe Observed : 1 Apr: Ch. The STEP experiments (space tests … Lille1, CNRS 77 av. Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 490, conference 1 Download preview PDF. Among these are atomic clocks, planetary radar, interplanetary spacecraft, and laser ranging. We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. Testing general relativity outside of our own Solar System is difficult. Rev., 39:3. Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 7:19. Kovalevsky, J., 1984, Prospects for space stellar astrometry, Sp. The GR predicted value for the perihelion advance of Mercury was ∆f = 43”.03 century-1and fit well with observation, being the first success of GR. Astrophvs., 89:41. LOCAL TESTS OF GENERAL RELATIVITY WITH SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS AND THE GAIA MISSION D. HESTROFFER, P. DAVID, M. SAILLENFEST IMCCE, Paris Observatory, UPMC, univ. Lecture of the course "General Relativity With Astrophysical Applications", taught by Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen (USP). An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general relativity with a precision that is 50 times greater than previous measurements. solar system, the gravitational field of the Sun. The latter is however challenged by observations at larger, galactic and cosmic, scales which are presently cured by introducing "dark matter" or "dark energy". Rev. These include tests based on the advance of the perihelion of Mercury, the This paper reviews the modern solar-system tests of general relativity. Denfert-Rochereau, F-75014 Paris e-mail: hestro@imcce.fr However, the solar system tests examine these differences only to first order in post-Newtonian effects. Tests of gravity performed in the solar system show a good agreement with general relativity. The results of these experiments are consistent with the predictions of general relativity. We also summarize the science objectives and technology needs for the laboratory experiments in space with laboratory being the entire solar system. Black hole mergers create some of the strongest, most dynamical gravitational fields allowed by general relativity. Prior, A. Ben-Reuven, and M. Rosenbluh, Eds. Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips. Quantum Grav. S. Reynaud and M.-T. Jaekel, Tests of general relativity in the solar system, in Series Proc. In Mercury’s case, the amount of rotation (or orbital precession) is a bit larger than can be accounted for by the gravitational forces exerted by other planets; this difference is precisely explained by the general theory of relativity. January 21, 2021. Lett., 13:789. Astrometric tests of General Relativity in the Solar System: mathematical and computational scenarios arXiv:1312.3159v1 [gr-qc] 11 Dec 2013 A Vecchiato1 , M Gai1 , M G Lattanzi1 , M Crosta1 , U Becciani2 and S Bertone1,3 1 INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Torino, via Osservatorio 20, 10025 Pino Torinese (TO), Italy 2 INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Catania, … Kovalevsky, J., 1982, The Satellite Hipparcos, in Proceedings: The Scientific Aspects of the Hipparcos Space Astrometry Mission, ESA SP-177, Strasbourg, February 1982. Black, D. C., 1980, In search of other planetary systems, Sp. Black, D. C., 1984, Search for other planetary systems using space astrometry, in: “Proceedings of the Workshop on High Angular Resolution Optical Interferometry From Space,” P. B. Boyce and R. D. Reasenberg, eds., BAAS, 16:767. The present lecture notes discuss the current status of tests of general relativity in the solar system. A few measurements in the solar system, particularly the so-called “Pioneer anomaly”, might also be pointing at a modification of gravity law at ranges of the order of the size of the solar system. D. 22:2947. In 1922, Alexander Friedmann found that Einstein equations have non-stationary solutions (even in the presence of the cosmological constant). SPIE 571, G. M. Sanger, Ed. The GR result for the bending of light Lond., A165:199. Richter, G. W., and Matzner, R. A., 1981, Gravitational deflection of light at 1 1/2 PPN order, Astrophvs. In Proceedings of the Conference on Experimental Tests of Gravitation Theories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Google Scholar Tests of General Relativity: Background 3 For laboratory tests and even solar system tests spacetime distortions due to gravity are small Φ/C2 = GM/RC2 At surface of a proton Φ/C2 = 10−39 1m 2diam Tungsten sphere Φ/C = 10−23 earth Φ/C2 = 7x10−10 −sun Φ/C2 = 2x106 neutron star Φ/C2 = 0.15 black hole Φ/C2 =1 These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. Martin and Dr. Richard Goldstein, JPL, devised the precise distance-measuring system which, together with the 210-foot Goldstone antenna, enabled these first spacecraft tests of Einstein's theory. International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Atom Optics and Space Physics, Vol. Contact us at customercare@wspc.com for any enquiries. Solar System Formation in Two Steps – Explains Composition and Features of Planets, Asteroids and Meteorites . At the solar limb, this deflection is 1.75 arcseconds. It has passed every one of these tests with flying colors. Einstein's general theory of relativity is actually a geometrical theory of gravitation. The second-order contribution to this deflection is 11 microarcseconds (μas) at the solar limb. Solar System tests of General Relativity: what has been left? Tests of general relativity on the largest scales are not nearly so stringent as solar system tests. The tests of general relativity have two main purposes: A) To verify, or not, some consequences of the general relativity. By continuing to browse the site, you consent to the use of our cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies. Laser Frequency Comb Tests General Relativity Patricia Daukantas Artist’s representation of the sun, the Earth and the moon (not to scale) with the space–time curvature of Einstein's theory of general relativity over the spectrum of sunlight reflected from the moon (in colors from blue to red). © 2021 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, Nonlinear Science, Chaos & Dynamical Systems, https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813108486_0006. Sci. Mozurkewich, D. et al., 1988. submitted to Astron. Ch. However, deviations from relativity might only appear in stronger gravity. Lecture of the course "General Relativity With Astrophysical Applications", taught by Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen (USP). [ 53 ] In 1922 Alexander Friedmann found that Einstein equations have non-stationary solutions (even in the presence of the cosmological constant ). At the solar limb, this deflection is 1.75 arcseconds. Will, C. M., “Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics,” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981. Tests of gravity performed in the solar system show a good agreement with general relativity. We are not done testing general relativity, either. The latter is however challenged by observations at larger, galactic and cosmic, scales which are presently cured by introducing "dark matter" or "dark energy". Saturn-Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory Artist's concept of general relativity experiment. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. For online purchase, please visit us again. Reasenberg, R. D., Shapiro, I. I., MacNeil, P. E., Goldstein, R. B., Breidenthal, J. C., Brenkle, J. P., Cain, D. L., Kaufman, T. M., Komarek, T. A., and A. I. Zygielbaum, 1979, Viking relativity experiment: verification of signal retardation by solar gravity, Astrophvs. J., 94:213. The second-order contribution to this deflection is 11 microarcseconds (μas) at the solar limb; it is proportional to d−2, where d is the impact parameter of the light ray. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. General relativity has passed countless tests with flying colors. But fewer tests exist on scales of thousands or millions of light-years. A few measurements in the solar system, particularly the so-called "Pioneer anomaly", might also be pointing at a modification of gravity law at ranges of the order of the size of the solar system. A few measurements in the solar system, particularly the so-called "Pioneer anomaly", might also be pointing at a modification of … The earliest such test was prediction and discovery of the expansion of the universe. 13 - Astrophysical Black Holes : 27 Mar: Ch. Reasenberg, R. D., 1986b, Microarcsecond astrometric interferometry, in: Astrometric Techniques, IAU Symposium 109, H. Eichhorn and R. J. Leacock, eds., Reidel, Dordrecht. As such, this theory is used for many practical purposes involving spacecraft navigation, geodesy, and time transfer. Because we have both written about astronomers’ testing of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, we wanted to expand on that interesting discussion. This service is more advanced with JavaScript available, Gravitational Measurements, Fundamental Metrology and Constants 18 - Cosmological Models: Ch. Starlight passing near the Sun is deflected slightly by the “warping” of spacetime. For 100 years. Lille1, CNRS 77 av. Plenum Press, New York. 168 (Societa Italiana de Fisica & IOS Press, 2009), pp. (Redirected from Shapiro delay) The Shapiro time delay effect, or gravitational time delay effect, is one of the four classic solar-system tests of general relativity. Lett., 234:L219. Solar System tests of General Relativity: what has been left? E.: Sci. One of the classical tests of general relativity is based on the deflection of light by the Sun. Classical and Quantum Gravity Classical tests of general relativity in brane world models To cite this article: Christian G Böhmer et al 2010 Class. 187.33.160.8. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and … exploited a nearby gravitational lens system, in which light from a distant galaxy (the source) is bent by a foreground galaxy (the lens). Could such a deflection be observed? Solar System tests of General Relativity: what has been left? Linear theory suffices for nearly all experimental applications of general relativity per-formed to date, including the solar system tests (light deflection, perihelion precession, and Shapiro time delay measurements), gravitational lensing, and gravitational wave detection. 12 - Gravitational Collapse & Black Holes: Ch. It could be used for many types of astrophysical research in addition to the measurement of the deflection of starlight. Dirac, P. A. M., 1938, Proc. Tests of the equivalence principle and gravitation theory using Solar System bodies. One of the classical tests of general relativity is based on the deflection of light by the Sun. Res., 82:4329. This report is a literature review of significant and successful tests of general relativity [GR]. Curvature of Light Paths near the Sun: Starlight passing near the Sun is deflected slightly by the “warping” of spacetime. Einstein's theory of gravity, General Relativity (GR), has been tested precisely within the Solar System. Another space project has been proposed to test general relativity to unprecedented levels of accuracy three orders of magnitude more sensitive than present solar-system tests. Einstein calculated from general relativity theory that starlight just grazing the Sun’s surface should be deflected by an angle of 1.75 arcsec. While neutron stars and black hole candidates have strong gravitational fields that should produce strong general relativistic effects, these effects are generally mixed in with the physics of energy generation and light production. The earliest such test was prediction and discovery of the expansion of the universe. Plenum Publishing. Harrison, J. and Mooradian, A., 1986, Spectral Linewidth of Semiconductor Lasers, in Methods of Laser Spectroscopy, Y. Monet, D. G. and Dahn, C. C., 1983, Astron. The Gaia mission to be launched by ESA in 2013 will observe, in addition to stars, a M Gai 1, A Vecchiato, A Riva, M G Lattanzi, A Sozzetti, M T Crosta and D Busonero. System Upgrade on Fri, Jun 26th, 2020 at 5pm (ET) During this period, our website will be offline for less than an hour but the E-commerce and registration of new users may not be available for up to 4 hours. Figure 24.9 Mercury’s Wobble. J. Start studying Solar System Tests of General Relativity (Black Holes Quiz 2). Rev., 25:35. Tests of gravity performed in the solar system show a good agreement with general relativity. The Mark III stellar interferometer, Astron. In particular, it is suggested that the post-Newtonian parameter $\gamma$ ought to be determined with great precision in order to discover possible preferred frame effects or effects related to a tensor-scalar theory of gravitation. Many of the most important tests of general relativity have been made using solar-system bodies. and Space Sci., 79:119. Instrum., 9:697. The present lecture notes discuss the current status of tests of general relativity in the solar system. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. During the 1919 solar eclipse, the first evidence of general relativity was seen based on the displacement of starlight, traveling along the curvature of spacetime caused by the sun’s gravity. The solar system is the classical laboratory for testing the laws of gravity. foundations of general relativity, discuss the recent progress in the tests of relativistic gravity, and present motivations for high-accuracy gravitational experiments in space. Our website is made possible by displaying certain online content using javascript. 117–36, June 1987, #2, 588. Vessot, R. F. C., 1976, Frequency and time standards, in: “Methods of Experimental Physics,” M. L. Meeks, ed., Academic Press, New York. Relativistic effects are important for understanding the orbit of Mercury; in fact, predicting the precession of Mercury's orbit was one of the tests of Einstein's theory of general relativity that proved it performed better at explaining the solar system than Newton's theory did. High precision astrometry, space missions and certain tests of General Relativity, require the knowledge of the metric tensor of the solar system, or more generally, of a gravitational N-body system. Reasenberg, R. D., 1986c, Solar system tests in transition, in Proceedings of the Ninth Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravitation: Topological Properties and Global Structure of Space-Time, P. G. Bergmann and V. de Sabbata, Eds. So far, we’ve been talking about giant objects acting like magnifying lenses for … The geodesic equations are then solved and applied to the classical solar system tests of general relativity. Denfert-Rochereau, F-75014 PARIS e-mail: hestro@imcce.fr ABSTRACT. Microlensing. Tests of General Relativity: Background 3 For laboratory tests and even solar system tests spacetime distortions due to gravity are small Φ/C2 = GM/RC2 At surface of a proton Φ/C2 = 10−39 1m 2diam Tungsten sphere Φ/C = 10−23 earth Φ/C2 = 7x10−10 −sun … Underwood, J. H. and Randolph, J. E., 1982, STARPROBE Scientific Rationale, A Report of the Ad Hoc Working Groups, JPL Publication 82–49, Pasadena. Fishbach E. and Freeman, B. S., 1980, Second-order contribution to the gravitational deflection of light, Phvs. [52] The earliest such test was prediction and discovery of the expansion of the universe. 10: 5; Ch. Jazwinski, A. H., 1970, “Stochastic Processes and Filtering Theory,” Academic Press, New York. It discusses the status of four such tests: (1) a possible secular variation of the gravitational constant; (2) the metric parameter γ; (3) the metric parameter β; and (4) the coefficient η of Nordtvedt's hypothesized violation of the principle of equivalence. Recent theoretical works on alternative metric theories of gravity give greater significance to solar-system tests of General Relativity. Theory, Phvs. 10 - Solar System Tests of General Relativity : 15 Mar: Ch. As a first step a general formalism that facilitates the analysis of general relativistic Solar System tests for any given spherically symmetric metric is developed. Rev. Testing Whether Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Is Right With a Record-Breaking Laser Link . The latter is however challenged by observations at larger, galactic and cosmic, scales which are presently cured by introducing ``dark matter'' or ``dark energy''. Enter your email address below and we will send you the reset instructions, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to reset your password, Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Many of our best tests of relativity come from lunar ranging experiments. EMBED. One of the classical tests of general relativity is based on the deflection of light by the Sun. To find out more, see our Privacy and Cookies policy. Please check your inbox for the reset password link that is only valid for 24 hours. Walsworth, R. L. Jr., Silvera, I. F., Godfried, A. P., Agosta, C. C., Vessot, R. F. C., and Mattison, E. M. 1986, Hydrogen maser at temperatures below IK, Phvs. Sci. Not affiliated Gravitational Measurements, Fundamental Metrology and Constants, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2955-5_20. There are a number of other tests, from the existence of black holes to gravitational lensing. Do Solar system tests permit higher dimensional general relativity? This site uses cookies. Rev. Unable to display preview. Being the innermost planet, Mercury is the ideal test mass for probing general relativity. Rev. At the solar limb, this deflection is 1.75 arcseconds. Rev., 169:1014. For example, when the metric dsof general relativity is introduced, the reader has already seen a metric in three other contexts. Cosmological tests. Mass distribution in the lens was compared … The geodesic equations are then solved and applied to the classical solar system tests of general relativity. Before the detection of gravitational waves from black hole mergers, Einstein's century-old theory of General Relativity had not yet faced its most stringent tests, tests not possible in either the laboratory or even the solar system. Einstein calculated from general relativity theory that starlight just grazing the Sun’s surface should be deflected by an angle of 1.75 arcsec. Colavita, M. M., Shao, M., Staelin, D. H., 1987, Two-color method for optical astrometry: theory and preliminary measurements with the Mark III stellar interferometer, Applied Optics, 26:4113. Astronomical and space experiments to test relativity, in General Relativity and Gravitation, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, M. A. H. MacCallum, Ed. Every major prediction of general relativity that can be tested with current technology has been tested. The last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the Global Positioning System, solar system tests of relativity, descending into a black hole, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, Gravity Probe B, and more advanced models of the Cosmos. Reasenberg, R.D., 1983, Present state of the experimental verification of the four-dimensional general theory of relativity, in Unified Field Theories of More than 4 Dimensions Including Exact Solutions, V. deSabbata and E. Schmutzer, Eds., World Scientific Publishing, Singapore. Google Scholar; 46. At the solar limb, this deflection is 1.75 arcseconds. C. M. A, 34:2550. Tests of general relativity in the solar system by Serge Reynaud and Marc-Thierry Jaekel [2007/07] Lunar laser ranging: the millimeter challenge by Thomas W. Murphy Jr. [Reports on Progress in Physics 76, 076901 (2013)] Solar-system tests of the relativistic gravity by Wei-Tou Ni [2016/11] General: MATHEMATICAL: Most tests have been performed under the weak gravitational fields found within our Solar System. Could such a deflection be observed? Solar System Tests of General Relativity Gravitational Collapse to a Black Hole Astrophysical Back Holes (X-ray binaries, Galaxies, Hawking Radiation) Gravitational Waves Linearized Gravitational Waves, Energy, Polarization Detecting Gravitational Waves, Inteferometers Rev. J. Nordtvedt, K., 1968a, Equivalence principle for massive bodies I. Phenomenology, Phvs. L. Iorio Why testing General Relativity? However, the solar system tests examine these differences only to first order in post-Newtonian effects. In 1922 Alexander Friedmann found that Einstein equations have non-stationary solutions (even in the presence of the cosmological constant). Tests of gravity performed in the solar system show a good agreement with general relativity. Not logged in The team focused on the range of alternatives that had passed all the previous tests in the solar system. However, it had its origin with the theme The ontribution to Physics of the Total Solar Eclipses in Australia 1830 – 1930 and my supervisor was Dr Wayne Orchiston who guided me at James Cook University 2011-12. 203–217. L. Iorio Why testing General Relativity? J., 88:1489. Start studying Solar System Tests of General Relativity (Black Holes Quiz 2). Gatewood, G. D., 1987, The multichannel astrometric photometer and atmospheric limitations in the measurement of relative positions, Astron. 12: 3, 6, 11 (due 3/25) Solutions: 25 Mar: Ch. Chapter 3 solves the eld equation for a spherically symmetric spacetime to obtain the Schwarzschild metric. Reasenberg, R. D., 1984, Microarcsecond astrometric interferometry, in: “Proceedings of the Workshop on High Angular Resolution Optical Interferometry From Space,” P. B. Boyce and R. D. Reasenberg, eds., BAAS, 16:758. pp 311-344 | Fomalont, E. B., and Sramek, R. A., 1977, The deflection of radio waves by the sun, Comments on Astrophvs. LOCAL TESTS OF GENERAL RELATIVITY WITH GAIA AND SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS D. HESTROFFER1, P. DAVID1, A. HEES2;1, C. LE PONCIN-LAFITTE3 1 IMCCE, Paris Observatory, UPMC, univ. Planetary laser ranging (PLR) offers three types of scientific output: solar-system dynamics, tests of general relativity, and studies of the target planet. The solar system is the traditional laboratory for gravity research. Tests of general relativity on the largest scales are not nearly so stringent as Solar System tests. Part of Springer Nature. Radar signals passing near a massive object take slightly longer to travel to a target and longer to return than they would if the mass of the object were not present. Tests of gravity performed in the solar system show a good agreement with general relativity. However, the solar system tests examine these differences only to first order in post-Newtonian effects. Range and range‐rate measurements from radio track‐ ing a spacecraft in orbit around Mercury, with frequent superior solar • Parametrized-Post-Newtonian metric (PPN) • Precession of the perihelion of Mercury measurement • Deflection of light by the Sun • The 1919 total eclipse expedition and observations Credit for the slides/figures belongs to Rodrigo Nemmen, unless otherwise stated. Now that dust could limit our ability to find cracks in Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Figure 24.10 Curvature of Light Paths near the Sun. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. And every one of those predictions has been proven correct. One of the classical tests of general relativity is based on the deflection of light by the Sun. Rev., 169:1017. Shapiro, I. I., 1967, New method for the detection of light deflection by solar gravity, Science, 157:806. POINTS would measure the separation of stars about 90° apart with an uncertainty of a few μas. Astrometric tests of General Relativity in the Solar system. Vessot, R. F. C., Mattison, E. M., Walsworth, R. L. Jr., Silvera, I. F., Godfried, H. P., and Agosta, C. C. 1987, A hydrogen maser at temperatures below IK, in: IEEE Tran, on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. This is a preview of subscription content. The major axis of the orbit of a planet, such as Mercury, rotates in space slightly because of various perturbations. • Parametrized-Post-Newtonian metric (PPN) • Precession of the perihelion of Mercury measurement • Deflection of light by the Sun • The 1919 total eclipse expedition and observations Credit for the slides/figures belongs to Rodrigo Nemmen, unless otherwise stated. Shapiro, I. I., 1964, Fourth test of general relativity, Phvs. and Astrophvs., in press. In this laboratory, experiments of heretofore undreamed of accuracy are made possible by modern technologies. Collett et al. Phys. The differences between the predictions of general relativity and of classical physics are confirmed to accuracies as great as one part in a thousand. Shapiro, I. I., Counselman, III, C. C., and King, R. W., 1976. Reasenberg, R. D., 1986a, POINTS: A small astrometric interferometer, in: Large Optics Technology, Proc. The title of this Z ] is Astronomical Tests of General Relativity. Any solar-system object with a solid surface and a transparent atmosphere would be a suitable platform for a PLR system, but some objects are more accessible than others. Shao, M. et al., 1988. R. Soc. Instead of scales of a tiny fraction of a light year, like we get in the Solar System, this test extends the validity of General Relativity out … Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. The latter is however challenged by observations at larger, galactic and cosmic, scales which are presently cured by introducing "dark matter" or "dark energy". Chapter 3 solves the eld equation for a spherically symmetric spacetime to obtain the Schwarzschild metric. Figure 2. To measure the second-order contribution to the deflection, we are developing an astrometric optical interferometer, POINTS, which could operate from the bay of the Space Shuttle, mounted on the proposed Space Station, or supported by an independent spacecraft. Nordtvedt, K., 1968b, Equivalence principle for massive bodies II. 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