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Mercury has the most eccentric orbit of all the planets; its eccentricity is 0.21 with its distance from the Sun ranging from 46 to 70 million kilometers. It takes 88 days to complete an orbit. The diagram on the left illustrates the effects of the eccentricity, showing Mercury’s orbit overlaid with a circular orbit having the same semi-major axis. The higher velocity of the planet when it is near perihelion is clear from the greater distance it covers in each 5-day interval. The size of the spheres, inversely proportional to their distance from the Sun, is used to illustrate the varying heliocentric distance. This varying distance to the Sun, combined with a 3:2 spin-orbit resonance of the planet’s rotation around its axis, result in complex variations of the surface temperature.
Originally posted by Manjushri Bodhisattva
reply to post by downtown436
It is not Mercury. Normally you can only see Mercury when it passes in front of the Sun. When it does, it appears to be a tiny dot, smaller than some sun spots. That is not Mercury. The Object is 4x the Size of Earth...
Originally posted by downtown436
Okay, what do you think it is?
A Gass giant planet, or dwarf star?
A bug on the lense of the Stereo B satellite?
Originally posted by Ghriffin
The "object" is clearly a black hole that has strayed too close to our sun. It will approch and then orbit the star slowly sucking off gas and heating up and eventualy killing our sun and the solor system along with it in 2012.