View Full Version : Case Closed on the Pioneer Anomaly

2012-Jul-18, 02:40 PM
Caption: An artist’s view of a Pioneer spacecraft heading into interstellar space. Both Pioneer 10 and 11 are on trajectories that will eventually take them out of our solar system. Image credit: NASA The case of the Pioneer Anomaly has intrigued and perplexed scientists, engineers and the space-savvy public since 1980, when analysis of tracking [...]

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2012-Jul-18, 03:09 PM
The link to the story seems to be broken; this should work though: http://www.universetoday.com/96336/

2012-Jul-19, 01:36 AM
Here is (http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-pioneer-anomaly-solved-20120718,0,5836112.story?track=rss) the LA Times "take" on it.

Has anyone told Jerry about this? I don't want to tell him...it'll break his heart.

2012-Jul-19, 02:34 PM
Phew, that was getting annoying.

Amber Robot
2012-Jul-19, 07:58 PM
This has been known for over a decade. It just took the JPL guys a long time to admit to it.

This was a paper written by an old colleague of mine back in 1999: http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9810015

2012-Jul-19, 09:54 PM
I kind of wished it was some new phenomenon.
But then, I was hoping for FTL neutrinos and a missing Higgs.

Not that I would have bet money on any of them, though.

Jeff Root
2012-Jul-20, 05:23 AM
The link in the article that is supposed to go to Turyshev's
new paper actually goes to a much older paper (2003).

I haven't been able to figure out yet how to sign up to
post on Universe Today, so maybe one of you could tell

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis