Concerning the interpretation of the observed rotation of Venus
Abstract
The possibility of interpreting the observed rotation of Venus in terms of resonance is excluded on the basis of an examination of recent experimental and analytical results. Specifically, the hypothesis of the dynamic resonance stabilization of the angular velocity of the planet's reverse rotation is excluded. Even if it turns out that the observed angular velocity of the planet is slowly decreasing, the probability of the future capture of Venus into synchronism with the earth's orbital motion is negligible.
 Publication:

Astronomicheskii Zhurnal
 Pub Date:
 February 1989
 Bibcode:
 1989AZh....66..202K
 Keywords:

 Orbital Resonances (Celestial Mechanics);
 Planetary Rotation;
 Venus (Planet);
 Gravitational Effects;
 Solar Orbits;
 Solar Planetary Interactions;
 VENUS;
 ROTATION;
 RESONANCE;
 ANALYSIS;
 EXPERIMENTS;
 CALCULATIONS;
 Astronomy; Venus