*The Doppler Observations of Venus Contradict the SRT*

Scientific Paper | |
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Title | The Doppler Observations of Venus Contradict the SRT |

Author(s) | Svetlana Tochel\'Nikova-Muri |

Keywords | frequency shift, Venus, electromagnetic |

Published | 1993 |

Journal | Galilean Electrodynamics |

Volume | 4 |

Number | 1 |

Pages | 3-6 |

## Abstract

The empirical formula for the frequency shift of a radar signal returned from Venus, found in [2] as the best approximation to the observed data up to second-order terms in *u/c* is identical with a formula derived by the author directly from classical physics, and differs from the relativistic frequency shift. The paper shows the basic errors made by the authors of [2] in order to obtain "agreement" of their observations with relativistic physics. Correction of these errors leads to agreement of the experimental data with the *classical* theory of the propagation of electromagnetic oscillations and to the inevitability of perfecting the method of reduction of radar observations, which in the final outcome will lead to a higher precision of the ephemerides.