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New Data About Venus

New Data About Venus:

Scientists have obtained new data about Venus by bouncing radio waves off Venus.

  • The researchers transmitted radio waves toward Venus 21 times from 2006 to 2020 from NASA’s Goldstone Antenna in the Mojave Desert of California and studied the radio-echo, which provided information on certain planetary traits.

Latest findings:

  1. The study measured the tilt of the Venusian axis and the size of the planet’s core.
  2. A single Venusian rotation takes 243.0226 Earth days.
  3. That means a day lasts longer than a year on Venus, which makes a complete orbit around the sun in 225 Earth days.
  4. The Venusian planetary core has a diameter of about 4,360 miles (7,000 km), comparable to Earth’s core.
  5. The study calculated the Venusian tilt at about 2.64 degrees. Earth’s is about 23.5 degrees.