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The Mysterious Anomalous Events in the Solar System

The outer space keeps many secrets. Astronomers and astrophysicists study celestial objects of near and far space. However, scientists are not always able to explain some anomalies that occur in the space, even inside the Solar system. The scientists of Cornell University have published the list of anomalies detected in the near space, which can not be explained by the modern science (you can use them in your academic writing and essay writing).

Spacecraft Speed Up near Earth

Galileo, the spacecraft sent in 1989 to explore Jupiter, was planned to fly round the Earth and Venus to increase the speed of the gear. The acceleration of Galileo near the Earth slightly exceeded the expected rate. Some other spacecraft – Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), which was sent to study the asteroids and Rosetta, sent to explore comet 67P, also demonstrated anomalous increase in speed. Some researchers are inclined to believe that the spacecraft are additionally accelerated by dark matter.

Astronomical Unit Gets Longer

Contemporary methods of research allow calculating the AU (that equals the distance between the centres of mass of the Sun and the Earth) up to three meters. The astrophysicists of Cornell found out that this distance grows for about fifteen centimeters every year. This effect could be theoretically explained by the increase of Sun’s mass for the rate equivalent to the mass of the Moon. This fact contradicts the data of scientists’ observations and the theory according to which the mass of a star can only decrease with time.

Signals’ Blue Shift

Spaceships Pioneer-10 and Pioneer-11 were sent in 1972 to study Jupiter and Saturn. After that they went on to the outskirts of the Sun system. After both Pioneers reached the orbit of Uranus, the signals they send demonstrated the shortening of the wave length (also called blue shift). The reason may be the cosmic dust friction or the anomalous gravity field that slows the spacecraft down.


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