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Mysterious Arc Of Venus To Be Seen During Transit
2012-06-05 09:16:17

When Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: The Arc of Venus.

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2007-08-28 08:40:00

Scientists hope to learn more about climate changes here on Earth by studying Venus. A prototype balloon could eventually study the planet’s surface and examine its atmosphere and the bizarre winds and chemistry within it.

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2005-10-03 07:33:19

Jessica Sunshine is the Deep Impact mission scientist responsible for the onboard infrared spectrometer. In the first half of this two-part interview, she discusses what the comet's nucleus looked like before and after impact, and explains why it's so difficult to piece together the spectroscopic data.


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