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Venus: A Map of Its Brightness Temperature

Murray, Bruce C. and Wildey, Robert L. and Westphal, James A. (1963) Venus: A Map of Its Brightness Temperature. Science, 140 (3565). pp. 391-392. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.140.3565.391.

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The 200-inch Hale telescope has been used to make high-resolution maps of the brightness temperature of Venus at wavelengths 8 to 14 microns. Resolution of about 1/30 of the disk reveals a general symmetry about the plane of the orbit, no daynight temperature effects, and a transient temperature anomaly in the southern hemisphere.

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Additional Information:© 1963 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 10 April 1963. Supported by grant NsG 56-60 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and grant G-25210 from the National Science Foundation.
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Official Citation:Venus: A Map of Its Brightness Temperature Bruce C. Murray, Robert L. Wildey, and James A. Westphal Science 26 April 1963: 140 (3565), 391-392. [DOI:10.1126/science.140.3565.391]
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