Solar Oblateness and the Perihelion Advances of Planets

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Observations of the oblateness of the Sun suggest that it may have a rapidly spinning core. An experiment to test this suggestion, by comparing the perihelion advance of a small artificial planet of high eccentricity and Mercury, is discussed.

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GILVARRY, J., STURROCK, P. Solar Oblateness and the Perihelion Advances of Planets. Nature 216, 1283–1285 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161283a0

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