The new method using radio waves, called Fast Radio Bursts, is ten to hundred times better than previous testing methods that used gamma-ray bursts, Researchers said.

The method is considered to be a significant tribute to Albert Einstein on the 100th anniversary of his first formulation of the Equivalence Principle, which is a key component of the theory of General Relativity.

It also is a key component of the concept that geometry of spacetime is curved by the mass density of individual galaxies, stars, planets and other objects.

Fast Radio Bursts are super-brief blasts of energy - lasting just a few milliseconds. Until now, only about a dozen Fast Radio Bursts have been detected on Earth.

They appear to be caused by mysterious events beyond our Milky Way Galaxy, and possibly even beyond the Local Group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way.

Fast Radio Bursts travel through space as waves of photon particles. The number of wave crests arriving from Fast Radio Bursts per second - their 'frequency' - is in the same range as that of radio signals.

Einstein's Equivalence Principle requires that any two photons of different frequencies, emitted at the same time from the same source and travelling through the same gravitational fields, should arrive at Earth at exactly the same time.

The research was published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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