# Relativistic perihelion precession of orbits of Venus and the Earth

@article{Biswas2008RelativisticPP, title={Relativistic perihelion precession of orbits of Venus and the Earth}, author={Abhijit Biswas and Krishnan R. S. Mani}, journal={Central European Journal of Physics}, year={2008}, volume={6}, pages={754-758} }

Among all the theories proposed to explain the “anomalous” perihelion precession of Mercury’s orbit first announced in 1859 by Le Verrier, the general theory of relativity proposed by Einstein in November 1915 alone could calculate Mercury’s “anomalous” precession with the precision demanded by observational accuracy. Since Mercury’s precession was a directly derived result of the full general theory, it was viewed by Einstein as the most critical test of general relativity from amongst the…

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