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NASA baffled by unexplained force

March 5, 2008
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Mysteriously, five spacecraft that flew past the Earth have each displayed unexpected anomalies in their motions
A decade ago, after rigorous analyses, anomalies were seen with the identical Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft as they hurtled out of the solar system. Both seemed to experience a tiny but unexplained constant acceleration toward the sun
John Anderson and his colleagues — who originally helped uncover the Pioneer anomaly — have discovered that five spacecraft each raced either a tiny bit faster or slower than expected when they flew past the Earth en route to other parts of the solar system.
The researchers looked at six deep-space probes — Galileo I and II to Jupiter, the NEAR mission to the asteroid Eros, the Rosetta probe to a comet, Cassini to Saturn, and the MESSENGER craft to Mercury. Each spacecraft flew past the our planet to either gain or lose orbital energy in their quests to reach their eventual targets. In five of the six flybys, the scientists have confirmed anomalies
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  1. C. Y. Lo permalink
    November 17, 2008 8:04 am

    The pioneer anomaly is now known as due to the recently discovered charge-mass interation, which makes the unification of gravity and electromagentism necessary.

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