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Pugh–Schiff precession or spin–spin precession is the Lense-Thirring precession of an orbiting spinning vector. Caused by the general relativity effect of frame-dragging on a gyroscope orbiting a spinning body.
- "Precessions in Relativity" (PDF).
- http://www.slidefinder.net/c/confirming_frame_dragging_effect_satellite/13629915 See slide 19
- "Prospects for an Improved Lense-Thirring Test with SLR and the GRACE Gravity Mission" (PDF).
Gravitomagnetism has two observable effects: the Schiff precession and the Lense-Thirring precession. Both can be described as the “dragging of inertial frames” but have different consequences.
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