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Earth’s Magnetic Field Provides Vital Protection
2012-03-09 03:00:23

A chance alignment of planets during a passing gust of the solar wind has allowed scientists to compare the protective effects of Earth´s magnetic field with that of Mars´ naked atmosphere. The result is clear: Earth´s magnetic field is vital for keeping our atmosphere in place. The alignment took place on 6 January 2008. Using ESA´s Cluster and Mars Express missions to provide data from Earth and Mars, respectively, scientists compared the loss of oxygen from the two...

2012-03-08 07:15:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, already has the number one whitening system sold through distributors with its Venus White line. But like most leaders, Heraeus is constantly looking for ways to improve the patient experience and hence the benefit it provides its dental practice customers. To that end, Heraeus today announced that its Venus White Ultra Pre-Filled Disposable Whitening Trays now feature an improved...

Image 1 - NASA Researchers Study Explosions On Venus
2012-03-06 09:16:43

[ Watch the Video ] Venus, often referred to as Earth´s sister planet due to its similar size, gravity, and composition, has been discovered by astronomers to also have a type of space weather event that is commonly found on Earth: a hot flow anomaly or HFA. HFAs are generally associated with the magnetosphere of a planet, such as Earth. But where Venus has no magnetosphere, the phenomenon surprised astronomers. The astronomers, reporting their findings from a recent study in...

Image 1 - Counting Down To The Transit Of Venus
2012-03-05 10:05:10

[ Watch the Video ] Three months before the last transit of Venus this century, scientists are gathering at the Observatoire de Paris to finalize their observation plans in a workshop supported by the Europlanet Research Infrastructure and the EGIDE/PHC Sakura Program. The transit of Venus on 5-6 June 2012 will give scientists two important opportunities for science: firstly, to use Venus as an example of a transiting exoplanet.  Astronomers will use the transit to test the...

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...

NASA Says UFO Seen On Video Is Actually Trick Of Light
2012-01-20 06:00:31

NASA scientists used the laws of physics on Thursday to publicly debunk conspiracy theorists that claim the space agency is engaging in an elaborate UFO cover-up scheme. The controversy stems from a bizarre, triangle shaped objected seen on video captured December 27 -29 by NASA´s STEREO-B spacecraft -- one of two probes parked on either side of the sun which, together, give a 360-degree view of the inner solar system. The alien hunters say the footage shows Venus, Earth and, on...

The Night After Christmas Sky Show
2011-12-24 05:24:07

T'was the Night after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring ... ...because everyone was outside watching the planets align? It's true. On Dec. 26th, the night after Christmas, Venus and the slender crescent Moon will gather for a jaw-dropping conjunction in the western sky. The action begins shortly before sunset. Around 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm local time, just as the sky is assuming its evening hue, Venus will pop into view, glistening bright in the deepening...

2011-12-07 18:27:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, today cited the ability of its Venus White Ultra Pre-Filled Disposable Whitening Trays to help dental practices reclaim whitening revenues that have been diverted to over-the-counter whitening products. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111207/DE19153 ) "A recent survey by the AACD indicates that approximately 22% of patients use over-the-counter whitening products," said...


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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