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year

(yēr),
An approximately 365-day period, the time the earth takes to revolve around the sun.
[O.E. gēar ]
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Equatorial storms larger than the current one seem to occur every 57 Earth years, or about every 2 Saturnian years, but no one knows why they emerge only during summer and only in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
The Martian year lasts two Earth years, with major dust storm events following a seasonal pattern.
In another study, Keating and his co-workers found that the solar cycle, roughly 11 Earth years in length, has little effect on the density of Venus' upper atmosphere.
Sanchez-Lavega's team was the first to link the spot's appearance to Saturn's orbital period around the sun -- 30 Earth years.
The prime mission lasts a full Martian year, which is nearly two Earth years.
Its Mars Color Imager has produced more than four Earth years of daily global weather maps.
Martian years are nearly twice as long as Earth years.
It takes 14 Earth years to circle its star, only slightly more than Jupiter's 12-year orbit.