The retrograde rotation of Venus

(© J. Laskar, IMCCE/CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, last revision june 22, 2004)

This is a dicactical account of the common work with Alexandre Correia (Observatoire de Paris et Université d'Aveiro, Portugal) on the long term evolution of Venus rotation.

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1. Venus rotation period

2. Tidal effects

3.The four final states of Venus

4. The chaotic obliquity of Venus

5. References