Frustrations for Physicists

A list of 13 loopholes in physics:

“THIS is a tale of two spacecraft. Pioneer 10 was launched in 1972; Pioneer 11 a year later. By now both craft should be drifting off into deep space with no one watching. However, their trajectories have proved far too fascinating to ignore.

That’s because something has been pulling – or pushing – on them, causing them to speed up.”

It’s a shame it takes such a long time and large amount of physics study before people are exposed to these problems. The draw of physics is not in calculating bullet trajectories or acceleration across a friction-less surface. The draw comes from the unknown possibilites of existence.

New Scientist SPACE – Features – 13 things that do not make sense


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