On Five Independent Phenomena Sharing a Common Cause


Over the past century a succession of four different independent unexplained astronomical phenomena have been discovered. They appear to be the result of a common underlying cause that also produces an unaccounted—for acceleration that is quite small, centrally directed in the system exhibiting each phenomenon, non-gravitational, distance independent, and of a common
magnitude. The present paper analyzes the unexplained phenomena and proposes the underlying common cause, a common solution to the problem that they present. The four in the order of their discovery are as follows. 1) In 1933, the indication by galactic rotation curves that there is such an acceleration in galaxies but with no observable cause [hence the postulating of “Dark Matter”]. Here the acceleration is directed toward the galactic center, the dominant factor in the mechanics of galaxy rotation. 2) In 1998, the Pioneer Anomaly in which the acceleration is directed toward the Sun, the dominant factor in the mechanics of the Pioneer spacecrafts’ motion. 3) In 2008, the Flybys Anomaly for which the acceleration is directed toward the center of the Earth, the dominant factor in the mechanics of the flyby motion. 4) Also in 2008, confirmed in 2010, the Dark Flow
anomaly for which the acceleration is directed toward the central origin of the overall universe, the dominant factor in the mechanics of the overall universe. In addition the common cause also modifies the earliest: 5) In the 1920’s the LeMaitre-Hubble redshifts of the light from various distant astral bodies.

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Ellman, R. (2014) On Five Independent Phenomena Sharing a Common Cause. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, 39-49. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2014.25006.

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