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Image 1 - Dawn Finds Vesta's Mountains, Rough Surface, And Old-young Dichotomy In Hemispheres
2011-10-03 11:44:30

NASA’s Dawn mission, which has been orbiting Vesta since mid-July, has revealed that the asteroid’s southern hemisphere boasts one of the largest mountains in the Solar System.

Image 1 - Venus Weather Not So Boring After All
2011-09-28 04:26:59

At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view.

Ariane 5 To Launch BepiColombo Mercury Explorer
2011-09-16 07:19:04

ESA has now firmly entrusted its precious Mercury explorer to Europe’s largest rocket – the Ariane 5.

JAXA Successfully Tests Engine Of Akatsuki Venus Probe
2011-09-08 10:38:01

Japan's space agency said that it had successfully test-fired the engine of its "Akatsuki" space probe.

2011-08-18 00:00:37

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2011-08-12 00:00:29

Shmoop helps students pry into the inboxes, walls, love lives, scandals of the Mount Olympus and Valhalla A-List. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, today announced the launch of Shmoop Mythology at http://www.shmoop.com/mythology.

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2011-06-08 13:28:33

Robert Strom - Forty years ago, in 1971, I became a member of the Mariner 10 imaging science team.

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2011-05-10 09:45:00

Four bright planets are aligning in the morning sky this week.

2011-04-08 11:54:47

New analysis of images taken by ESA's Venus Express orbiter has revealed surprising details about the remarkable, shape-shifting collar of clouds that swirls around the planet's South Pole.

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2011-03-12 07:10:00

A small NASA spacecraft called Messenger will enter into the orbit of the planet Mercury on St Patrick ’s Day, circling as close as 125 miles from the rocky planet's surface and revealing parts of Mercury never before seen by human eyes.


Latest Venus Reference Libraries

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2009-07-06 12:24:05

The Pioneer Program is a series of American unmanned space missions designed for planetary exploration. The program included a number of missions, but the most well-known missions were Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11. Both Pioneer 10 and 11 explored the outer planets and left our solar system. Both probes carry a gold plaque, depicting a man and a woman and information about the origin of the probes and their creators. The Pioneer probe was named by Stephen A. Saliga, who was chief designer of Air...

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2008-04-30 23:02:22

The Hard Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as the quahog, is a bivalve mollusk native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatan Peninsula. Older sources may give it the systematic name Venus mercenaria. It is one of many unrelated bivalves referred to as clams. Hard clams are quite common throughout New England, north into Canada, and all down the Eastern seaboard of the United States to Florida, but are particularly abundant between Cape Cod and...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Planet Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is often called the evening star or morning star and is brighter than any object in the sky except the sun and the moon. Because its orbit lies between the sun and the orbit of the earth, Venus passes through phases like those of the moon, varying from a large bright crescent when the planet is near inferior conjunction (nearest the earth) to a smaller silvery disk when it is at superior conjunction (farthest from the earth). Since...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Earth -- in geology and astronomy, fifth largest planet of the solar system and the only planet definitely known to support life. Gravitational forces have molded the earth, like all celestial bodies, into a spherical shape. However, the earth is not an exact sphere, being slightly flattened at the poles and bulging at the equator. The equatorial diameter is c.7,926 mi (12,760 km) and the polar diameter 7,900 mi (12,720 km); the circumference at the equator is c.24,830 mi (40,000 km)....

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.