The Pioneer Anomaly: a Wild Goose Chase?

Everyone loves a good mystery. And, some science mysteries are so strange that they take on legendary status.

The so-called Pioneer Anomaly — which at first seemed to challenge the laws of physics — is a case study of when it’s best to bank on the simplest explanation for even the weirdest of observations.

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Definitely worth reading, a great overview of our deep space program and (probably) the simple solution for one conundrum among many as we explore our solar system (and beyond!).