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Dark Matter and Dark Energy Lead to Revamped Gravitational Field Equations

09/07/2012 06:10PM

Dark Matter and Dark Energy Lead to Revamped Gravitational Field Equations

A pair of mathematicians have proposed a unified theory of dark matter and dark energy that alters Einstein's equations describing the fundamentals of gravity. Their work, resulting in a set of revamped gravitational field equations, suggests that the laws of energy and momentum conservation are valid only when normal matter, dark matter, and dark energy are all taken into account. For normal matter alone, energy and momentum are no longer conserved, they argue.


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  • JJM [James McSheehy]
  • 09/07/2012 08:14PM
I'm wondering if this theory can explain the anomalous acceleration measured in the trajectories of the Pioneer 10 & 11 spacecraft.
Jim:<br><br>Just last month it was reported that Astrophysicist Slava Turyshev at JPL explained away decades of speculation over the Pioneer anomaly.<br><br>http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528775.700-mysterious-pioneer-anomaly-this-is-the-answer.html<br><br>His ideas will need to be weighed against all of the other explanations, including any effects that may be due to this new approach that factors-in Dark Matter and Dark Energy.<br><br>More info on Pioneer Anomaly:<br><br>http://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=859<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Guy<br><br><br><br><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="italic"><i>Jim McSheehy said:</i><br><br>I'm wondering if this theory can explain the anomalous acceleration measured in the trajectories of the Pioneer 10 & 11 spacecraft.</div></blockquote>