From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:28:49 +0000 Archived: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:41:51 -0400 Subject: Pioneer Anomaly Solved Dear List: This is the latest from The Planetary Society: ----- From: tpsmbl.nul To: catraja.nul Subject: Pioneer Anomaly Solved - Thanks to You Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:54:26 -0800 Dear Kathy Kasten, I have great news. Thanks to you and your fellow Planetary Society Members the Pioneer Anomaly is solved! It's been a long and winding road, but Slava Turyshev and his colleagues have just explained the anomaly causing the unexpected slowing of the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. It's due to anisotropic thermal radiation, that is, when the spacecraft emits more heat in one direction than the other. Their report has been accepted in the journal Physical Review Letters and is available online. Planetary Society Members helped to fund Pioneer data recovery and analysis when no one else would. Members also made sure we kept the search alive, with updates on our website and in The Planetary Report. It was an intriguing mystery, one that had people talking, asking questions, and eager to learn the answer. For full details, including a link to Slava and his teamís published paper, please read my blog entry at planetary.org/blog. On behalf of Slava, and all of us at The Planetary Society, thank you! Sincerely, Bruce Betts Director of Projects, The Planetary Society The Planetary Society 85 S. Grand Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 ----- KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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