John C. Hodge. Comments on ''the Pioneer Anomaly: an inconvenient reality or Nasa's 12 year misconception

Natural Sciences / Astronomy / General physics

Submitted on: Sep 09, 2013, 11:17:13

Description: Paul ten Boom (arXiv:1307.0537[physics.gen-ph]) suggested the recent publications of the thermal recoil force causing the Pioneer Anomaly (PA) are questionable. {it{Only one}} model presented to date is consistent with {it{all}} 12 PA characteristics (Hodge This proposed model supports a reductive philosophy. Paul ten Boom did not discuss this model but did conclude the PA should remain an open issue. All other proposed models are inconsistent with some PA data. The PA is a case where conservatism should yield to observation and a reductive model that explains the observation.

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