Recently published observations [Astrophys. J. 142, 23 (1965)] of 10.6‐cm radiation from the planet Venus have yielded information about the temperature and dielectric constant of the surface of the planet. The work was done at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory of the California Institute of Technology by B. G. Clark (then of Owens Valley, now at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory) and A. D. Kuz'min of the Lebedev Institute in Moscow, who was then in California as a visitor under the Soviet‐American cultural exchange agreement.

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