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The name used for such objects is vulcanoids. This term refers to the hypothetical intra-Mercurian planet Vulcan, which was proposed by Urbain Le Verrier (best known for his successful prediction of the existence of Neptune) to account for the anomalous precession of Mercury's orbit that is now explained by general relativity. Note that the expected number ...


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Both effects are the result of sunlight being absorbed and re-radiated as heat. As this re-radiation (cooling) is not uniform, it results in kinematic effects (unbalanced recoil). However, the defining physical difference boils down to the Yarkovsky effect being a force and YORP effect being a torque. The former is applied to the objects barycenter, whilst ...


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