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How Long is a Day on Venus? Astronomers Make Their Best Measurement Yet

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How Long is a Day on Venus? Astronomers Make Their Best Measurement Yet

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    How Long is a Day on Venus? Astronomers Make Their Best Measurement Yet
    by Evan Gough

    There’s a problem with Venus. We don’t know how fast it rotates. For a space-faring civilization like ours, that’s a problem. Measuring the length of day, or rotation rate, of most bodies is pretty straightforward. Mark a prominent surface feature and time how long it takes to rotate 360 degrees. But Venus is blanketed in …

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