Blog posts tagged with venus

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Mar 27 2015
13:20 UTC

Stargazing in April

As we head into spring it's time for dusting off those telescope lenses and brushing up on some constellations. With the warmer weather coming in there's also hope to see […]

Posted by Astronotes

Mar 21 2015
03:00 UTC

Image Release: Venus, If You Will, as Seen in Radar with the GBT

... projection of the radar data of Venus collected in 2012. Striking surface features -- like mountains and ridges -- are easily seen. The black diagonal band at the center represents areas too close to the Doppler equator to obtain well-resolved image data. Credit: B. Campbell, Smithsonian, et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF, AreciboFrom earthbound optical telescopes, the surface of Venus is shrouded beneath thick clouds made mostly of carbon dioxide. To penetrate this veil, probes like NASA's Magel

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Mar 13 2015
19:08 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout -March 13, 2015: Astrophysicist Katie Mack

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Astrophysicist Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) Guests: Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Charles Black (@charlesblack / sen. com/charles-black) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout -March 13, 2015: Astrophysicist Katie Mack (593 words) ¬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: ceres, Chandra, drone, Elon […]

Posted by Universe Today

Mar 03 2015
03:30 UTC

The huge Y in the atmosphere of Venus due to a wave distorted by the wind

Venus is covered by a dense layer of clouds which does not display any noteworthy characteristic. However, when looked in the ultraviolet wavelength, it presents conspicuous dark structures. The biggest one, which practically covers the entire planet, is shaped like a Y and it has been a mystery since its discovery more than half a century ago. Recently, a study led by astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), in collaboration with the university of the Basque

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Mar 01 2015
23:56 UTC

The Color of the Venusian Surface

Finally found a colorized version of¬Don P. Mitchell's work on the Soviet Venera mission which reveals Venus as one would see it standing upon the surface. The color was added to the image by someone better qualified than myself and is most likely closer to the reality than what I had posted a few years

Posted by wanderingspace

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