Accession Number : AD0686203

Title :   LACK OF PHASE VARIATION OF VENUS,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Medd,W. J. ; Dickel,J. R. ; Warnock,W. A.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Observations of Venus on a wavelength of 4.52 cm shows a negligible phase variation and a mean brightness temperature for the planet of 654 plus or minus 35 degrees K. Venus, it seems, must have a very thick atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VENUS(PLANET), *PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES), PHASE MEASUREMENT, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BRIGHTNESS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, RADIO TELESCOPES, POLARIZATION, C BAND

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE