Curious numerical coincidence to the Pioneer anomaly

Research paper by Liviu Ivanescu

Indexed on: 08 Oct '09Published on: 08 Oct '09Published in: Physics - Space Physics


One noticed a pure numerical coincidence between the Pioneer spacecrafts deceleration anomaly and (gamma-1), with gamma the Lorentz factor. The match is not only for distances larger than 20 AU, but even for the observed slop between 10 and 20 AU.