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    THE ROTATION OF VENUS.—M. Perrotin, the Director of Nice Observatory, presented a note on the rotation of the planet Venus, at the meeting of the Paris Academy held on October 27. The observations described in the note were undertaken for the purpose of testing the conclusions recently arrived at by Signor Schiaparelli. They extend from May 15 to October 4. In the interval the planet has been observed on 74 days, and 61 maps made of its appearance. The whole of the observed facts leads M. Perrotin to the following conclusions:—

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