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Coulomb's Law - Could a mass term be missing?

  1. May 23, 2008 #1
    The near identity of Coulomb's law and Newton's law of gravitation is interesting to consider in light of the recent unexpected greater velocity (or acceleration) of deep space probes.

    If we add a mass term to Coulomb's law and a charge term to Newtons' law, then they are nearly the same equation. Could this explain the acceleration of the deep space probes? Could the planets have a long range charge based attraction to the probes that is in addition to the gravitational pull of the planets?
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