The Atmosphere of Venus

  title={The Atmosphere of Venus},
  author={H. N. Russell},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
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Henry Norris Russell, 1877-1957
  • F. Stratton
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
  • 1957
Henry Norris Russell was born on 25 October 1877 at Oyster Bay, New York and graduated Ph.D. at Princeton University at the age of nineteen insigne cum laude, ‘the only time in recent Princeton history that this ultramaximum honour has been granted’. Expand
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