Authors: R. Wayte
The Sun's orbital motion around the Solar System barycentre contributes a small quadrupole moment to the gravitational energy of Mercury. The effect of this moment has until now gone unnoticed, but it actually generates some precession of Mercury's orbit. Therefore the residual 43arcsec/cy, currently allocated to general relativity, has to account for this new component as well as a reduced relativity component.
Comments: 7 pages
Unique-IP document downloads: 609 times
Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.