Wednesday, December 30, 2020

[apfvdsdo] relativistic Mercury

relativity affects "mercury" in the following famous ways:

general relativity causes the perihelion of the orbit of the planet Mercury to precess.

special relativity causes the chemical element mercury to be liquid at room temperature (relativistic quantum chemistry).

two objects formerly only related by sharing their name with the Roman god (of quickness) became more closely related thanks to Einstein, though their respective relativistic properties are related to their quickness.

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