A comment on “Can observations inside the Solar System reveal the gravitational properties of the quantum vacuum?” by D.S. Hajdukovic

  • Lorenzo IorioEmail author


The modified gravitational theory by Hajdukovic, based on the idea that quantum vacuum contains virtual gravitational dipoles, predicts, among other things, anomalous secular precessions of the planets of the Solar System as large as ≃700–6,000 milliarceconds per century. We demonstrate that they are ruled out by several orders of magnitude by the existing bounds on any anomalous orbital secular rates obtained with the EPM and INPOP ephemerides.


Ephemerides Celestial mechanics Gravitation Planets and satellites: dynamical evolution and stability 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ministero dell’Istruzionedell’Università e della Ricerca (M.I.U.R.)-IstruzioneBariItaly

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