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WAYTE, RICHARD On the precession of Mercury's orbit. Earth Moon and Planets. ISSN 0167-9295 (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    The Sun’s orbital motion around the Solar System barycentre contributes a small quadrupole component to the gravitational energy of Mercury. The effect of this component has until now gone unnoticed, but it actually induces a significant part of the observed precession of Mercury’s orbit.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: precession; Mercury; planets
    Subjects: Physical Sciences > Astronomy
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: DR RICHARD WAYTE
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 15:03
    Last Modified: 20 Oct 2010 15:03
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/367

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