THE effect of Einstein's law in changing the position of Mercury's perihelion is sometimes looked on as something mysterious and recondite; but in reality anything that disturbs the law of inverse squares in the smallest degree is bound to produce such a shift; and as in all the systems known to us such disturbing factors exist, the line of apses is invariably in motion.
About this article
Cite this article
CROMMELIN, A. Relativity and the Motion of Mercury's Perihelion. Nature 106, 787–789 (1921). https://doi.org/10.1038/106787a0