Thursday, September 4, 2008

Venus Rotation

Complex Rotation on Venus

Credit: UPV/EHU

Venus Express

Credits: ESA (Image by AOES Medialab)

The Basques have taken data from the Venus Express and discovered some surprising news about the complex rotation patterns of Venus: Please note that this is planetary geodesy; learning about the shape, velocity fields, rotation and gravity of planets...Just had to tell you. :-)

Geodesy is the science of determining the geometry, gravity field, and rotation of the Earth and their evolution in time.

Planetary geodesy is geodesy applied on other planets.

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