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Planets In Our Solar System

We scientists have theories for the formation of the Universe, the formation of galaxies, the formation of stars, the formation of solar systems and the formation of planets.  And yet, there is still so much that we really don’t know or understand.  Let’s look at some interesting results when studying our own planets.

Venus

Two decades ago we measured Venus’ rotation period to be approximately 243.015 Earth-days; recently, with the Venus Express Orbiter, the European Space Agency made accurate measurements of Venus’ rotation and realized that it is rotating 16 minutes slower!

Here is the LINK to the news release.

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Posted December 15, 2011 by brunoplim in Uncategorized

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