History of Venus Observations

  • Roger-Maurice BonnetEmail author
  • David Grinspoon
  • Angelo Pio Rossi
Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 11)


Our image of Venus is that of a hellish, hot planet, permanently covered by fast-moving clouds, with its surface inaccessible to any Earth-based observer. But the perception and knowledge of our sister planet has been very different in the recent and more remote past.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger-Maurice Bonnet
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Grinspoon
    • 2
  • Angelo Pio Rossi
    • 3
  1. 1.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverUSA
  3. 3.Jacobs University BremenBremenGermany

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