Rotation Period of the Planet Venus as determined by Radio Observations


IN previous communications, observations of the planet Venus at a wave-length of 11 metres at the Ohio State University have been reported1. Based on these and subsequent observations, it has been possible to deduce a probable value for the rotation period of the planet.

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    Kraus, J. D., Nature, 178, 33, 103, 159 (1956).

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    Ross, F. E., Astrophys. J., 68, 57 (1928).

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    Kraus, J. D., Sky and Telescope, 15, 358 (1956).

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