Accession Number:

AD0263665

Title:

ROTATION OF THE PLANET VENUS

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Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

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Report Date:

1961-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A review and summary are presented on some of the problems that are related to the rotation of the planet Venus as follows, such that 1 rotational periodicity requires between 1 and 225 days, 2 variation in the inclination of the axis is claimed for values from 0 degrees to 90 degrees, 3 calculations on the obliquity of the ecliptic average 23 degrees, 4 temperatures at the surface range from 140 to 30 C, 5 there is an atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide, 6 the planet surface my be windy desert, and 7 the planet is covered with seas and lacks continents.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE