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Mar 30 2016
06:30 UTC

A Challenging Daytime Occultation of Venus for Europe

Sometimes, the Universe seems bent on hiding the most glorious of events right in plain sight. Just a such an event occurs next week, when the slender waning crescent Moon occults the planet Venus for observers across Europe, the United Kingdom and northern Asia. Now, the bad news. This event occurs after sunrise on the morning of April 6th, while Venus sits just 16 degrees west of the Sun. The rest of the world will see a very close pairing of the two. New Moon for lunation 1154 occurs at 11:24

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Mar 04 2016
19:58 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — Mar. 4, 2016: Dr. Michelle Thaller

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Dr. Michelle Thaller, the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. From 1998 to 2009 she was a staff scientist at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, and later Manager of the Education and Public Outreach program for the Spitzer Space Telescope, at the California Institute […]The post Weekly Space Hangout – Mar. 4, 2016: Dr. Michelle Thaller appeared first on Universe Today.

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Mar 02 2016
22:08 UTC

Venus: 50 Years Since Our First Trip, and We're Going Back

The first spacecraft to reach the surface of another world was the┬Soviet Venera 3 probe. Venera 3 crash-landed on the surface of Venus on March 1, 1966, 50 years ago. It was the 3rd in the series of Venera probes, but the first two never made it. Venera 3 didn't last long. It survived Venus' blistering heat and crushing┬atmospheric pressure┬for only 57 minutes. But because of that 57 minutes, its place in history is cemented. With a temperature of 462 degree C. (863 F.,) and a surface pressure

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