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A day is the amount of time it takes a planet to revolve once about its own polar axis. A year is the time it takes a planet to go around the Sun. The Venusian year lasts 335 Earth days, a month shorter than Earth's, as it is closer to the Sun than we are.

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Don't believe everything (or, indeed, anything) you read in the Telegraph. The Venusian year is most certainly not 335 Earth days. It's 224.7 days (perhaps the Telegraph writer meant to write "225" but hit "3" instead of "2".

It's pretty obvious, since the Telegraph article goes on to say that the Venusian day, at 243 Earth days, is longer than its year. Last time I checked, 243 is not greater than 335 :-D

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