The Case for the Radar Radius of Venus

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  • 1 Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Mass.
  • | 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • | 3 Cornell-Sydney University Astronomy Centre, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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Abstract

The 6085±10 km radius of Venus deduced from combining observations made with the Venera 4 and Mariner 5 space probes appears to be incompatible with the 6050±5 km radius determined from earth-based radar measurements.

Abstract

The 6085±10 km radius of Venus deduced from combining observations made with the Venera 4 and Mariner 5 space probes appears to be incompatible with the 6050±5 km radius determined from earth-based radar measurements.

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