Cracking the Mysteries of Venus: New Information on Planet’s Spin and Internal Structure  SciTechDailyView Full Coverage on Google News
15 years of radar measurements provide new information on planet’s spin, internal structure. Venus is an enigma. It’s the planet next door and yet reveals little about itself. An opaque blanket of clouds smothers a harsh landscape pelted by acid rain and baked at temperatures that can liquify lea

Cracking the Mysteries of Venus: New Information on Planet’s Spin and Internal Structure

Cracking the Mysteries of Venus: New Information on Planet’s Spin and Internal Structure – SciTechDaily

Data obtained by bouncing radio waves off Venus - treating it, as one scientist said, like a giant disco ball - is providing new insight into Earth's closest planetary neighbor, including a precise calculation of the duration of a Venusian day. It was already known that Venus has the longest day - the time the planet takes for a single rotation on its axis - of any planet in our solar system, though there were discrepancies among previous estimates. The study found that a single Venusian rotation takes 243.0226 Earth days.Data obtained by bouncing radio waves off Venus - treating it, as one scientist said, like a giant disco ball - is providing new insight into Earth's closest planetary neighbor, including a precise calculation of the duration of a Venusian day. It was already known that Venus has the longest day - the time the planet takes for a single rotation on its axis - of any planet in our solar system, though there were discrepancies among previous estimates. The study found that a single Venusian rotation takes 243.0226 Earth days.

How long is the solar system's longest day? Venus has the answer

New research from a team of UCLA scientists conducted over 15 years has determined how many hours are in one Venus dayDespite being right next door, Venus is somewhat of a mysterious neighbor and much of its complex evolution and harsh atmospheric makeup are still being revealed via targeted NASA probes and

How long is a day on Venus? We finally have an answer

Somebody call Gloria Gaynor.Somebody call Gloria Gaynor.

Scientists use Venus as a disco ball to unravel mysteries of its spin - CNET

A team from the University of California, Los Angeles used radar to determine the exact length of a day on Venus, the size of its nucleus, and its specific tilt angle, treating it like a "giant disco ball".A team from the University of California, Los Angeles used radar to determine the exact length of a day on Venus, the size of its nucleus, and its specific tilt angle, treating it like a "giant disco ball".

How long is the solar system's longest day? Venus has the answer. - SCIENCE News