Relativity and Cosmology


A Common Solution: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Pioneer Anomaly

Authors: Roger Ellman

Three major contemporary unresolved problems of astronomy and cosmology are that of "Dark Matter", hypothesized to explain otherwise un-accounted for acceleration indicated by galactic rotation curves; that of "Dark Energy" hypothesized to account for indications resulting from distance measurements to Type Ia Supernovae that the expansion of the universe is accelerating; and the Pioneer Anomaly, unaccounted for acceleration exhibited by the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. The present paper is a summary analytic presentation, in a brief 3 pages, of the three problems and the common solution to them. It presents the structure and logic of the situation but with only minimally sufficient data to illustrate the points. The cited references provide the full analysis, calculations and explication of theory.

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[v1] 25 Feb 2007

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