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Scientists use Venus as a disco ball to unravel mysteries of its spin – CNET

Somebody call Gloria Gaynor.

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NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft got a look at Venus in 1974.
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For a planet that has a lot in common with us — and just happens to be our closest neighbor — there really is an awful lot we didn’t know about Venus. And it’s not for the lack of trying. Venus’ conditions and speed have made nailing down specifics an incredibly long process, so to make it easier to analyse, scientists took inspiration from the dance floor.
In a study, published in Nature Astronomy on Thursday, a team out…

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