Lack of Phase Variation of Venus

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Observations of Venus on a wavelength of 4.52 cm show a negligible phase variation and a mean brightness temperature for the planet of 654±35° K. Venus, it seems, must have a very thick atmosphere.

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DICKEL, J., WARNOCK, W. & MEDD, W. Lack of Phase Variation of Venus. Nature 220, 1183–1185 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1038/2201183a0

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