captured rotation


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cap·tured rotation

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The idea of Mercury having a captured rotation was due to direct observational evidence collected during the late 19th century by G.
A comparison of PAR data with the damage path shows that the radar captured rotation in the storm 12 minutes before it touched down.
Soon several of the leading planetary observers of the day hopped on the bandwagon and confirmed Mercury's captured rotation.