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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrograde_and_prograde_motion

Retrograde motion is motion in the direction opposite to the movement of something else and ... The exceptions—the planets with retrograde rotation—are Venus and Uranus. ... The reason for Uranus's unusual axial tilt is not known with certainty, but the usual speculation is that during the formation of the Solar System, ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_is_unusual_about_Venus's_rotation

Venus rotates clockwise while most other planets in the Solar System rotate counter-clockwise. Astronomers speculate that this is because the planet's.

moonphases.info/the-rotation-of-venus.html

Venus's rotation takes longer than a year and it rotates backwards. ... backwards or “unusual” because Venus's retrograde rotation does not follow the norm of ...

www.quora.com/What-is-unusual-about-Venus-orbit

Nothing is unusual about any planet's orbit. All orbits are caused by gravity and the exact same laws apply to every orbit. In other words, if you ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-venus-spins-the-wrong

Jun 15, 2001 ... But scientists are still puzzled by Venus's retrograde, or backward, rotation. Now a team of scientists from the French research institute ...

www.universetoday.com/47900/length-of-year-on-venus

Feb 22, 2017 ... Venus and Earth have many similarities. Both are terrestrial planets, meaning that they are composed predominately of metal and silicate rock, ...

www.universetoday.com/36687/rotation-of-venus

Jul 20, 2016 ... Venus is often refereed to as “Earth's sister planet”, thanks to the number of things it has in common with our planet. As a terrestrial planet, it is ...

education.seattlepi.com/direction-rotation-planets-6871.html

Venus rotates clockwise every 243 days compared to the single day it takes the ... the distant past, tipping it onto its side and thus resulting in its unusual rotation.

solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/indepth

From this distance, it takes sunlight 6 minutes to travel from the sun to Venus. Orbit and Rotation. Venus' rotation and orbit are unusual in several ways. Venus is ...