NASA scientists say they may have discovered a new force of nature, after research showed two of their deep space probes were being inexplicably pulled off course.
Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11, which have been in space for over 40 years, are being steadily pulled towards the sun by an unknown power, according to London’s Telegraph newspaper
The scientists said it could not be gravity or solar radiation, as they decreased over distance.
... being steadily pulled towards the sun
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by CynicalM
My imagination is coming up with a few seemingly logical ideas but my first mental instinct was to think "I wonder what Phage will say."
Does that happen to anyone else?
Assertions by some scientists that the force is due to a quirk in the Pioneer probes have also been discounted by the discovery that the effect seems to be affecting Galileo and Ulysses, two other space probes still in the solar system. Data from these two probes suggests the force is of the same strength as that found for the Pioneers.
Dr Duncan Steel, a space scientist at Salford University, says even such a weak force could have huge effects on a cosmic scale. "It might alter the number of comets that come towards us over millions of years, which would have consequences for life on Earth. It also raises the question of whether we know enough about the law of gravity."
or better yet...NIBIRU there i said it...someone`was lol
Originally posted by area6
A) Gravity is a push
B) Superstrings are actually bungie cords
C) Hyper-relativistic publicity stunt for upcoming season premier of The Big Bang Theory