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Science. 1965 Dec 24;150(3704):1717.

Theory of Rotation for the Planet Mercury.

Abstract

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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