This Webpage presents a new vision of the physical reality in the Universe that explains all “unexpected” and “inexplicable” results of the most famous experiments related to the behavior and measurement of the speed of light in vacuum in the region near the Earth’s surface.
Space in the Universe is the medium of the existence of the gravitational field and the electromagnetic field. Different intensity of the gravitational field defines different behavior of electromagnetic radiation. The new vision of physical reality considers the Universe into two aspects ‒ local and global. It determines the behavior of electromagnetic radiation in two aspects ‒ see sub-pages “Behavior of electromagnetic radiation in a local time-spatial domain with the same (uniform) gravitational field intensity” and “Behavior of electromagnetic radiation in the global physical reality of the Universe“.
The time-spatial domain “Local Physical Reality” is any time-spatial domain with practically uniform (the same) intensity of the gravitational field (as near the surface of any celestial body), where the base units of time and of space (length) can be considered to be constant. Our local physical reality can be named “near the Earth’s surface”.
The Global Physical Reality of space-time in the Universe is actually the infinite set of local time-spatial domains among the celestial bodies (and on the surfaces of the celestial bodies). Generally, the different local time-spatial domains are with different intensities of the gravitational field.
The space in the Universe is actually the medium, where the gravitational field and the electromagnetic field exist. The electromagnetic field is more a factor in the formation of the matter (substances) at the “micro-level”, while the gravitational field is the determining factor in the formation of the structure of the matter at the “macro-level” of the Universe. Both fields distort and “contract” the space at the micro- and macro-level. The behavior and characteristics of electromagnetic waves change in areas with different intensities of the gravitational field.
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