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This is a fascinating thread! I was always under the impression that
the further a craft traveled from Sol's gravity well, the FASTER it would
fly. Now it appears as if spaceships have something like an elastic
tether, with one end connected to the spaceship and the other end
connected to our sun. The further away you fly, the tighter this
"rubberband" gets. I wonder if propulsion was shut down, would a
craft zoom back towards the sun like comets do?
Originally posted by drumist69
I hadn't heard of the electric sun model before, but this sounds familiar. I remember reading of electrical anomalies regarding comets and the sun. I'll have to read up on this. Thanks! Andy
Originally posted by orionthehunter
Thanks for the link. I don't know if this theory is accepted yet or not by the scientific community but it sounds very interesting. I can easily imagine our textbooks will be revised and plasma theory will need updating. Maybe we are one step closer to understanding how everything in the universe is related (I'm thinking about the Unified Field Theory). Perhaps this theory will even help in the development of fusion power. It's hard to say what long term effects new knowledge might bring. Thanks.
I'm wondering now if this theory could solve the mystery of dark matter.
That's right since comets have such a large elliptical orbit they enter in from outside the solar system and begin interacting with the suns electrical field
Engineers use the Doppler shift in the signals from the Pioneers to monitor their positions in space. As the craft heads out of the Solar System, the change in frequency of the signals received on Earth enables engineers to calculate the speed of the spacecraft. 'Using the Doppler shift for navigation is standard practice in deep space missions,' says Richard Fimmel, manager of the Pioneer Missions Office at NASA Ames. 'It is a technique that Pioneer 10 helped make routine.'
Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
Whatever the reason for this anomoly, it'll keep several thousand scientists employed a bit longer in the space program.
Originally posted by Mogget
Comets do not originate from outside the Solar System. The very long period comets come from a vast spherical "halo" called the Oort Cloud, which is located up to a light year from the Sun, and the short period comets are generally believed to originate from the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt (a large disk of objects beyond the orbit of Neptune).