Mercury makes its rounds around the Sun a little faster than predicted by Newton. This can be seen in the precession of Mercury’s orbit which is measured to be 5600 seconds of arc per century, some 43 arc seconds more than Newton’s formula predicts.
This is currently explained using a formula in which time and space are curved. However, this can also be explained using the physics laid out in this book.
The only additional requirement to those already presented is for inertial particles to be hollow and allowing for the aether of zero-point particles to flow freely into and out of them.
With this addition, we get electrical pressure on the inside of electrons and protons. Zero-point neutrinos will bounce about on the inside of open state particles.
The precise size of a particle in the open state is no longer only dependent on the energy it’s carrying, but also dependent on the availability of neutrinos.
In regions of space where there’s an abundance of neutrinos, inertial particles will be larger than in regions with fewer neutrinos.
When we combine this with the fact that zero point photons are dielectric, and therefore more abundant close to massive objects, we get that particles in the open state are smaller in such regions.
Zero-point photons close to massive bodies supplant neutrinos, making neutrinos relatively more scarce.
With particles in the open state being smaller closer to massive bodies, we get that our “electron clock” goes faster.
Time on Earth goes slower than time on Mercury, not because time-space is curved, but because particles of inertial matter are smaller on Mercury than on Earth.
Using a clock on Earth to measure Mercury’s orbit, we find that Mercury takes the rounds a little faster than predicted by Newton’s formula. However, if we use a clock on Mercury, things will be exactly as predicted. Relative to a clock on Mercury, it’s all the other planets that are too slow.
An interesting consequence of this is that energy is less on Mercury than on Earth. However, this too is only detectable for an observer on Earth, looking at experiments taking place on Mercury.
Another interesting side to this is that it gives us a way to explain the neutrino that appears when a free neutron decays into a proton, an electron and a neutrino.