Re: It seems that not everything is known yet

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 12:36:39 -0700

Curt Adams writes:
>>It seems that space probes travelling through the solar system are not
>>behaving according to the known law of gravity, puzzling scientists.
>Not too long ago, somebody mentioned a theory of gravity where gravity
>is transmitted by particles in such a way that over small scales
>gravity was inverse square but over longer distances it dropped
>linearly with distance. ... supposed to be very difficult to detect.
>However, it occurred to me that with the very
>high precision of our measurements, we should be able to detect
>increased gravity from the sun in the outer solar system. ...
>This is exactly the reported effects. ...

That was me, and I find this new apparent confirmation quite interesting!

Robin Hanson RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884 140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614