Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Toth, Viktor (2009), Finding a needle in the haystack or proving that there may be none, Planetary Society, Retrieved on 2012-05-07
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    07 MAY 2012

     Why the Pioneer Anomaly is Worth Investigating

    In the short run, knowing the gravitational constant to one more decimal digit of precision or placing even tighter limits on any deviation from Einstein's gravitational theory may seem like painfully nitpicking detail. Yet one must not lose sight of the "big picture." When researchers were measuring the properties of electricity with ever more refined instruments over two hundred years ago, they did not envision continent-spanning power grids, an information economy, or tiny electrical signa...
    Folksonomies: investigation purpose study
    Folksonomies: investigation purpose study
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    The effect is tiny, but magnified over great distances, and if we are meticulous now, we make it possible for future generations to traverse the solar system.