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Old 2013-03-24, 19:05   #3
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Originally Posted by ewmayer View Post
We can debate whether AK is pulpy or not, but Leo T. should have studied his astronomy better - how do you say "gah!" in Russian?

Venus rising in the West? Suuuuuuuuuuure it is...
Presumably the narrative takes place on Earth?

Technically speaking, I believe that stuff rises in the west on Uranus because of its slightly retrograde rotation. Venus' rotation is severely retrograde but Venus wouldn't rise (at least not as an astronomical object) from there.
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