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Apsidal Precession of the Outer Solar Planetary Orbits due to the Pioneer Anomaly

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dc.contributor.author Nyambuya, G. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-21T14:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-21T14:41:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Nyambuya G. G. 2017. Apsidal Precession of the Outer Solar Planetary Orbits due to the Pioneer Anomaly. New Astronomy 57: 22-29. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.nust.ac.zw/xmlui/handle/123456789/813
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite the now common position that the Pioneer anomaly is not a real gravitational effect but an effect due to the on-board thermal recoil forces – for curiosity’s sake, we here take the suggestion of Nyambuya (2015) where it has been assumed that the Pioneer anomaly – can, in-principle, be attributed to a gravitational effect due to these spacecrafts accreting some material from a rarefied Interplanetary Medium (IPM) in the domain where the Pioneer anomaly has manifested [20AU . r . 70AU]. If this assumption is correct, then, the expected Pioneer acceleration of these spacecrafts maybe much smaller than the Pioneer acceleration to cause as noticeable apsidal precession of the outer Solar planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, thus making it difficult to ruleout a gravitational origin of the Pioneer anomaly. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject anomaly en_US
dc.subject Pioneer en_US
dc.subject precession en_US
dc.subject apsidal en_US
dc.subject perihelion en_US
dc.title Apsidal Precession of the Outer Solar Planetary Orbits due to the Pioneer Anomaly en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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