Can the Pioneer Anomaly BE Induced by Velocity-Dependent Forces? Tests in the Outer Regions of the Solar System with Planetary Dynamics

  title={Can the Pioneer Anomaly BE Induced by Velocity-Dependent Forces? Tests in the Outer Regions of the Solar System with Planetary Dynamics},
  author={Lorenzo Iorio},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics D},
  • L. Iorio
  • Published 18 June 2008
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics D
We analyze the impact of some velocity-dependent forces recently proposed to explain the Pioneer anomaly on the orbital motions of the outer planets of the solar system from Jupiter to Pluto, and compare their predictions (secular variations of the longitude of perihelion ϖ or of the semimajor axis a and the eccentricity e) with the latest observational determinations by E. V. Pitjeva with the EPM2006 ephemerides. It turns out that while the predicted centennial shifts of a are so huge that… Expand

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