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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. "I was flabbergasted when I first saw it during the 2004 transit," recalls astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff of Williams College. "A bright, glowing rim appeared around the edge of Venus soon after it began to move into the sun." For a brief instant, the planet had turned into a "ring of...

2012-03-19 23:03:03

Venera unveils enhanced Rapid add-on for quick QC and sorting, allowing users to design flexible Automated QC workflows. Support for HLS/Smooth Streaming content analysis along with iTunes compliance and correction will also be demonstrated in Pulsar Automated Content Verifier. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Venera Technologies, a leading provider of video test and measurement solutions, will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its suite of file-based QC solutions, “Pulsar...

Venus May Be Slowing Down
2012-02-11 04:02:58

[ Watch a Venus Animation ] ESA´s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered that our cloud-covered neighbor spins a little slower than previously measured. Peering through the dense atmosphere in the infrared, the orbiter found surface features were not quite where they should be. Using the VIRTIS instrument at infrared wavelengths to penetrate the thick cloud cover, scientists studied surface features and discovered that some were displaced by up to 20 km from where they should be...

NASA Says Life On Venus Claim Is False
2012-01-25 10:22:06

Just days after a Russian scientist claimed to have found life on Venus, NASA has debunked the new myth. Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute at Russia´s Academy of Sciences examined photographs taken by the probe Venera 13 in 1982, and determined the images showed a scorpion-shaped body that moved as the probe´s cameras recorded the scene. However, NASA says that the moving body was actually a lens cap, not a scorpion. “It makes much more sense that...

Russian Scientist Claims He Has Found Life On Venus
2012-01-24 04:25:25

A Russian scientist claims that photos from a Soviet spacecraft have revealed that alien life exists on Venus. Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute at Russia's Academy of Sciences examined photographs taken by the probe Venera 13 in 1982. He said the images showed a scorpion-shaped body that moved as the probe's cameras recorded the scene. Ksanfomaliti wrote in the Russian Solar Systems Research magazine that the "scorpions" all emerge and disappeared as the probe...

2011-08-31 07:00:00

Venera showcases Industryâs first Automated Content Verification Solution (Pulsar) that can perform rapid QC, sorting and in-depth verification in one solution. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Venera Technologies, a leading provider of video test & measurement solutions, is pleased to announce Rapid, its brand new offering that allows automated rapid checking and sorting of content in file based workflows. With Rapid, broadcasters and content providers can now...

2011-04-12 00:00:29

Interactive bitstream analysis bolsters Venera's video T&M product line-up Burbank, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Venera Technologies, a leading global provider of products and solutions in the field of Video Test & Measurement (T&M) is pleased to announce that Venera has acquired the Mindego Analyzer, a leading H.264 and MPEG-4 bitstream analyzer used by the world's foremost digital video research labs and product development companies. The Mindego Analyzer software, which was...

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2010-09-27 07:00:00

Despite the great differences between the atmospheres of Venus and Earth, scientists have discovered that very similar mechanisms produce lightning on the two planets. The rates of discharge, the intensity and the spatial distribution of lightning are comparable, thus scientists hope to be able to better understand the chemistry, dynamics and evolution of the atmospheres of the two planets. These results were presented by Dr. Christopher Russell at the European Planetary Science Congress, on...

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2007-04-11 07:55:00

One year has passed since April 11, 2006, when Venus Express, Europe's first mission to Venus and the only spacecraft now in orbit around the planet, reached its destination. Since then, this advanced probe, born to explore one of the most mysterious planetary bodies in the Solar System, has been revealing planetary details never caught before. Intensively visited by several Russian and American probes from the 60s to the early 90s, Venus has always represented a puzzling target for...

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2006-12-14 12:36:35

Thanks to ESA's Venus Express data, scientists obtained the first large-area temperature maps of the southern hemisphere of the inhospitable, lead-melting surface of Venus. The new data may help with searching and identifying "Ëœhot spots' on the surface, considered to be possible signs of active volcanism on the planet. The results, presented today at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) assembly in San Francisco, USA, were obtained thanks to VIRTIS, the Visible and Infrared...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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