A New Way to Determine the Velocity of the Solar System
|Title||A New Way to Determine the Velocity of the Solar System|
|Keywords||velocity, solar system, eclipses, brightest satellites, plantes|
Does the observed speed of light depend on the motion of the solar system in space? To answer this question, systematic astronomical observations of the eclipses of the brightest satellites of major planets are proposed. In spite of the poor accuracy of present observations, they may help in obtaining (1) more accurate values of "true" speed of light in the interplanetary medium, and (2) the velocity of the solor system. The latter will be independent of the proper motions of stars and hence will stimulate the study of the kinematics of our Galaxy.