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Precession of Mercury

The perihelion of Mercury, the point closest to the Sun, shifts 574” per century. 531” are mainly due to the gravitational perturbation of the Earth, Venus and Jupiter, while the remaining 43” can be explained with The Theory of General Relativity. Source: bo.astro.it

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