At the beginning of 2015 thanks to the European spacecraft Venus Express the researchers got new pictures and videos of the storm raging on Venus – the second planet from our sun.
This storm was raging at the South Pole incandescent solid planet. And he was captured by an infrared spectrometer spectral Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer.
Such storms occur periodically on Venus at an altitude of about 70 kilometers above the planet’s surface. They may reach speeds of 400 km / h. Continue reading “Spacecraft Venus Express is watching the storm on Venus”
Planetary scientists using data from the Russian and European spacecraft, revised data on the magnetosphere second planet from the Sun. Venus was thoroughly studied by Soviet and American spacecraft. The first mission to the planet, even in the 1960s, showed that Venus has no own magnetosphere, similar to what exists in our planet.
Nevertheless, the magnetic field around Venus equipped. This so-called induced magnetic field, which is formed by reacting a stream of charged particles from the Sun with the ionosphere of Venus. Also involved in the interaction and the interplanetary magnetic field. Continue reading “Short tail of Venus”
Scientists have establish a mysterious ring of dust in the orbit of Venus . This is the second such find in the solar system, according to NBC .
The diameter of the ring is 220 million kilometers. It glows and only 10% denser than the matter of which is formed interplanetary space. Its existence scientists have guessed before. In particular, it should be recorded in the 1970s. the Soviet interplanetary probes enus 9 and 10, but then prove the existence of the ring failed. Continue reading “Scientists have establish a gigantic ring of dust close to the orbit of Venus”
Scientists shared their observations about the weather on Venus. It turns out that over the south pole of the planet is the center of the action of its atmosphere. Atmospheric vortex over the south pole of Venus four times Earth’s cyclones.
Cyclonic structure was first discovered satellite of the European Space Agency in April 2006. Since then, the past seven years, the vortex rotates, then decay, then being formed again. Specialist Spanish Basque University Itziar Garate Lopez said. Probably, the vortices are present in the atmosphere of Venus is the time.
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Accurately 300 years later, February 12, 1961 from the Baikonur commodore in the cold night sky rose booster “Lightning”, carrying farther from the Earth a little man-made miracle, designed to explore the infinite cosmos.
After a few hours of automatic interplanetary station (AWS) “Venus-1” lay on the course for the Morning Star. Unfortunately, the first attempt came out lumpy – the connection with the AMC has been lost, and the scientific program failed.
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The Earth on the night of Wednesday, June 6, will be able to witness the rare astronomical phenomenon – the transit of Venus across the solar disk, which will occur again only in 2117.
Astronomers of the past, watching the black “hole” of Venus, was moving against the background of the solar disk, were able to calculate the distance from Earth to the sun, get the first data about the atmosphere of Venus. Modern scholars through this event will be able to refine search techniques of planets around other stars and the signs of life on them.
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