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20-04-2012, 02:19 AM
Work and funds by members of the Planetary Society has helped to unravel the mystery.
20-04-2012, 08:12 AM
As the first comment says:-
"Great News! Once again Occam's Razor comes to the rescue: i.e. the simple answer is almost always the best one! Rather than having to rewrite physics, careful analysis shows that normal physics gives the answer.
Congratulations to the researchers on their fine and meticulous work!"
23-04-2012, 11:28 AM
In a way, however, it's almost a shame. A whole bunch of cranks are going to have one less reason for their loopy theories debunking Einstein.
26-04-2012, 07:26 PM
What has Einstein got to do with it? I recall being told only Newtonian physics was all that was involved when I asked could the Pioneer be "bending space".
26-04-2012, 09:15 PM
That is, of course, correct.
Debunking Newton doesn't really have the same ring to it, though.
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