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An unmanned probe launched by Japanâ€™s space agency had a successful test of its innovative solar sail propulsion system, after getting its first acceleration push from sunlight, the agency announced.
ESAâ€™s Venus Express is helping planetary scientists investigate whether Venus once had oceans.
NASA has released the first-ever airborne radar images of the deformation in Earth's surface caused by a major earthquake.
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People living in the northern hemisphere will be able to go out any night this week an hour after sunset and see Venus, Saturn and Mars.
Japan successfully launched its Venus probe and a kite-shaped â€œspace yachtâ€ early Friday for a two-year mission to study the planet Venus and its climate.
The Japanese are about to launch a mission to Venus to study the planetâ€™s weather and to search for signs of lightning and active volcanoes, and will also deploy a number of other experiments.
This weekend, Venus and the crescent Moon are gathering in the western sky for a spectacular conjunction, and they're not alone.
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)....
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.