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Aug14-09, 11:30 AM
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Quote Quote by fourier jr View Post
thx for clearing that up. does that have anything to do with why a day on venus is longer than a year?
Yes.

It orbits the sun (definition of a year) every 224 days, but it rotates on its own axis (definition of a day) every 243 days. The fact that the axial rotation is slower than the orbit is tantamount to a retrograde rotation.