All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Venus’

Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus

Researchers this week announced that they have uncovered a striking phenomenon on the planet Venus. Using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft, scientists have observed giant weather explosions coming from the top of Venus’ atmosphere. The explosions are called hot flow anomalies and the ones seen coming off Venus are frequent and often larger than the planet itself. …

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Venus Williams – Healthy and Back in Action

Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who was formerly World No. 1, and now ranked World No. 36 as of July 2013 – she was dealing with a serious illness. Williams was forced to take a break from her career because of the health issues for which she had no diagnosis. She claimed she had “mysterious” …

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Peter O’Toole, Film Legend, Dies At Age 81

Hollywood lost a true legend. Peter O’Toole, who was highly regarded in Hollywood, and the star of many films, will always be remembered for his iconic role in Lawrence of Arabia. The classic film, released in 1962, launched his career, and gave him international fame, while the film itself is regarded as one of the best films of all time. …

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Comet-Like Ionosphere Seen on Venus

New observations of Venus have shown that the planet’s ionosphere on its night side resembles a comet’s tail. The observations were made by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express satellite. The ionosphere is the region of electrically charged gas high in a planet’s atmosphere. The shape and density of an ionosphere are determined, in part, by the internal magnetic …

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Cassini to Track Venus Transit, Study Exoplanets

NASA announced today that it will begin using the Cassini probe’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) for uses other than studying Saturn and its moons. On Friday, from its vantage point in orbit around Saturn, the VIMS will be used to track Venus as it travels across the face of the sun. A similar Venus transit could be seen …

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Volcanoes on Venus Could Be Changing the Planet’s Atmosphere

Observations by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express show that changes in Venus’ atmosphere could be the result of volcanic eruptions. A paper on the new findings has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the atmosphere of Venus contains over one million times as much sulphur dioxide as Earth’s. The gas is hidden below the thick …

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Steve Jobs’ Secret Yacht Is No Longer A Secret

Steve Jobs (reportedly along with the help of designer Phillipe Starck) was designing a yacht ahead of his death last year, and it was unveiled on Sunday in The Netherlands. The yacht was mentioned in the Steve Jobs biography from Walter Isaacson. The Atlantic Wire points to a passage, which says: After our omelets at the cafĂ©, we went back …

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