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The Mystery of Venus: Planet’s Spin and Internal Structure

The hot-planet Venus is surrounded by an opaque blanket of clouds smothering a hard landscape pelted by acid rain. The planet next door might have a puzzling enigma about it, which is yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, new observations by the scientists suggest us more details about Venus’ properties, and it is something you don’t want to miss.  Bouncing radar off the planet’s surface for more than fifteen years, a UCLA-led team has pinpointed the precise length of a day on Venus.

Venus is our sister planet, and yet these fundamental properties have remained unknown,” said Jean-Luc Margot, a UCLA professor of Earth, planetary and space sciences who led the research.While you might be wondering that why are scientists so confounded by the mystery on the  surface, it is because of the similarities that Earth and  possess. They are identical in size, mass, and density, and have evolved along with the same textures but in different paths. Although Earth hasn’t changed much in terms of complexions and spin rotations, the storyline is different in the case of Venus.

Changes in Venus’ spin and orientation reveal that how mass is spread out within. Internal structure formulation knowledge is inevitable to procure information on the planet’s formation, its volcanic history, and how time has modified the planet’s surface.

The new radar postulations have showcased a scenario where‘average day lasts two-thirds time to that of Earth. The rotation period of  is ever-changing and these estimations are likely to get revamped in future circumstances. The UCLA-led team also reports that Venus topples to one side by comprehensively 2.6392 degrees (Earth is tilted by about 23 degrees), an improvement on the precision of previous replications by a factor of 10.

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