borman

2011-Feb-14, 06:12 AM

Coincidence suggests connection between anomalous secular trends

Krasinsky and Brumberg report a secular increase in the Astronomical Unit of 15cm/yr + or – 4cm. The AU is about 1.49 X 10^11 m. So, over a revolution of one orbital period, the fractional addition due to the anomaly is 1 yr X d(AU)/dt/AU, as an approximation ranging from 1.275 down to .738 X 10^-12

Williams & Boggs report a secular trend of about 3.5 mm/yr + or - 1.2 mm in the moon’s eccentricity. The semi-major axis distance to the moon is about 384,399 km. So, over a revolution of one orbital period of one month or 1/12 yr, the fractional addition due to the anomaly ranges from 1.019 down to .499 X 10^-12.

Within errors these numbers represent a possible coincidence where various families of theories that look for a uniform cause for both anomalies may find support.

An example is the 2009 Li and Chang paper considering a constant space deformation parameter within a special Finsler structure.

Of possible note is that systematic associated with time delay inside electronics of orbiters returning a signal is not a significant contribution of error in regard to LLR off a mirror on the moon.

Astrometric Solar-System Anomalies

http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.2469

Kinematics in Randers-Finsler geometry

And secular increase of the astronomical unit

http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1890

Krasinsky and Brumberg report a secular increase in the Astronomical Unit of 15cm/yr + or – 4cm. The AU is about 1.49 X 10^11 m. So, over a revolution of one orbital period, the fractional addition due to the anomaly is 1 yr X d(AU)/dt/AU, as an approximation ranging from 1.275 down to .738 X 10^-12

Williams & Boggs report a secular trend of about 3.5 mm/yr + or - 1.2 mm in the moon’s eccentricity. The semi-major axis distance to the moon is about 384,399 km. So, over a revolution of one orbital period of one month or 1/12 yr, the fractional addition due to the anomaly ranges from 1.019 down to .499 X 10^-12.

Within errors these numbers represent a possible coincidence where various families of theories that look for a uniform cause for both anomalies may find support.

An example is the 2009 Li and Chang paper considering a constant space deformation parameter within a special Finsler structure.

Of possible note is that systematic associated with time delay inside electronics of orbiters returning a signal is not a significant contribution of error in regard to LLR off a mirror on the moon.

Astrometric Solar-System Anomalies

http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.2469

Kinematics in Randers-Finsler geometry

And secular increase of the astronomical unit

http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1890