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WAYTE, RICHARD The Obscure Precession of Mercury's Perihelion. 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 moment to the gravitational binding energy of Mercury. This moment has until now gone undiscovered, but it actually generates 7arcsec/cy precession of Mercury’s perihelion. Consequently, the residual 43arcsec/cy allocated previously to general relativity must in reality account for this new component and only 36arcsec/cy for general relativity. This means that the orbit of Mercury is grossly incompatible with the vacuum solution of GR.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Physical Sciences > Astronomy > Space and Planetary Sciences > Planetary Science
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: DR RICHARD WAYTE
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 15:14
    Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 15:14
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/572

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