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Spacecraft Flyby Anomalies Continue to Confound Scientists
Posted by Guy Pirro on 9/21/2014 9:24 AM
When space probes, such as Rosetta and Cassini, fly over certain planets and moons in order to gain momentum and travel long distances, their speed changes slightly for an unknown reason. A Spanish researcher has now analyzed whether or not a hypothetical Gravito-Magnetic field could have an influence. However, other factors such as solar radiation, tides, or even relativistic effects or dark matter could be behind this mystery. The observed difference in speeds could have serious implications on our understanding of gravity.
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