Theory of Rotation for the Planet Mercury

@article{Liu1965TheoryOR,
  title={Theory of Rotation for the Planet Mercury},
  author={H. Liu and J. O'keefe},
  journal={Science},
  year={1965},
  volume={150},
  pages={1717 - 1717}
}
  • H. Liu, J. O'keefe
  • Published 1965
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • The theory of the rotation of the planet Mercury is developed in terms of the motion of a rigid system in an inverse-square field. It is possible for Mercury to rotate with a period exactly two-thirds of the period of revolution; there is a libration with a period of 25 years. 

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    Rotation of the Planet Mercury
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    Strength of synchronous rotation of the Moon
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    The libration of Mercury
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    On the figure of the planet Mercury
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    The planet Mercury (1971)
    Passage Through Resonance
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