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Is Venus Slowing Down?

by Dotini
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Dotini
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Feb13-12, 06:46 AM
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http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM0TLSXXXG_index_0.html

Measurements by Venera, Magellan and Venus Express over a period of years indicate that Venus is slowing its already leisurely rate of rotation.

Venus has unusual retrograde spin, and one day on Venus is equivalent to about 224.7 Earth days.

Perhaps in a million years, Venus will begin to spin in the normal direction?

Respectfully submitted,
Steve
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mathman
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Feb13-12, 03:24 PM
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My guess - it will reach a point where the same side is always facing the sun.
Radrook
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Feb16-12, 11:49 PM
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tarun abraham
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Feb17-12, 11:08 AM
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Is Venus Slowing Down?

newtons second law of motion..!!


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