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A small NASA spacecraft called Messenger will enter into the orbit of the planet Mercury on St Patrick â€™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.
NASA's MESSENGER probe is about set a milestone for spacecraft as it becomes the first probe to orbit Mercury.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionally, the world knows her as a music icon, actress, designer, TV and music producer and philanthropist; personally she is a dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend. Jennifer Lopez, the ultimate modern goddess, is now the one and only Venus Goddess.
European scientists have used observations from ESA's Cluster and Venus Express spacecraft to improve models of the interaction of Earth and Venus with the solar wind.
Despite its relatively small budget, Japanâ€™s space program has courageously reached for the heavens, pioneering solar-powered galactic travel, exploring a distant asteroid and planning a robot base on the Moon.
The Japanese probe that was to have spent two years studying Venus has failed to enter the planet's orbit and is now being pulled towards the sun.
The atmosphere around a super-Earth exoplanet has been analyzed for the first time by an international team of astronomers using ESOâ€™s Very Large Telescope.
A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESAâ€™s Venus Express has been explained.
ESA has decided to extend the productive lives of 11 of its operating space science missions.
NASA has established a Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Scientist Program to complement scientific return of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)-led Venus Climate Orbiter, or "Akatsuki" mission.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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