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View Full Version : Mercury’s Resonant Rotation ‘Should Be Common’ In Alien Planets



Fraser
2013-Oct-07, 05:10 PM
Three to two. That’s the ratio of the time it takes Mercury to go around the sun (88 days) in relation to its rotation (58 days). This is likely due to the influence of the Sun’s immense gravity on the planet. A new study confirms that finding, while stating something even more interesting: other star […]

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