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paul.fr

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Venus's Rotation.
« on: 28/03/2007 10:23:24 »
Why does Venus rotate in the opposite direction to the Earth?


 

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Venus's Rotation.
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2008 22:21:13 »
Venus's rotation is very slow and for a long time I thought it might have been due to an early collision, however, it seems that it's more likely to be due tidal forces acting upon it's extremly dense atmosphere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus#Orbit_and_rotation
 

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