Short Period Contribution In The Rotation Of Mercury

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    The space missions Messenger and Bepi-Colombo require precise short-term studies of Mercury's rotation. In this scope, we performed analytically and numerically a synthetic 3-dimensional representation of this rotation, using complete ephemerides of the orbital motions of the planets. In particular, we enlight the perturbations of Venus and Jupiter. Moreover, we show that a resonance between the orbital motion of Jupiter and the free libration in longitude cannot be excluded.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
    PublisherAmerican astronomical society
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2008


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