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“false color to pick out specific chemical species in the clouds
(2018/01/18: THE CLOUDS OF VENUS in infrared and ultraviolet light, imaged by the Japanese AKATSUKI SPACECRAFT and processed by DAMIA BOUIC.)”
Wow, this view is simply spectacular!
And, I dare say, a decidedly beautiful view it is.
This Is What The Surface Of Venus Sounds Like! Venera 14 Sound Recording 1982 (4K UHD)
Oct 29, 2020
Nearly 40 years ago Venera 14 landed on Venus and recorded the sound of its eerie, scorched surface. But what did it hear? Click of the video to find out!
If you want to learn more about the Venera program then check out this awesome website – www.mentallandscape.com
Original audio recording – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZDW…
Music attribution – “Heat Death” by Simon Wilkinson at www.thebluemask.com (Purchased License)
Oh, yeah, baby, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Venus! There’s clear evidence of LIFE on Venus, don’tcha know?!
BepiColombo Venus Flyby
About Space Only
Oct 22, 2020
A sequence of images taken by one of the monitoring cameras on board the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury, as the spacecraft made a close approach of Venus on October 15, 2020.
This sequence of 64 images was captured by Monitoring Camera 2 onboard the Mercury Transfer Module from 40 minutes before until 15 minutes after closest approach of 10,720 km from Venus. The images were taken every 52 seconds. The camera provides black-and-white snapshots in 1024 x 1024 pixel resolution.
In these images, Venus appears in the top right behind the Mercury Planetary Orbiter’s magnetometer boom and moves across the field of view towards the spacecraft’s medium gain antenna. The shape of the terminator — the boundary between the fully illuminated planet (day) and the fully shadowed area (night) — clearly changes, showing that the spacecraft’s path curves around from the dayside to the nightside.
The images have been lightly processed to enhance the brightness and contrast. The illuminated disk of Venus is so bright that it is saturated in these images, even using the shortest possible camera exposure time. At the planet’s terminator, some very faint structures are visible, but these appear to be due to ghosting in the camera optics rather than features in the atmosphere of Venus. There is also some horizontal striping in the images due to effects in the electronics.
The gravity assist maneuver was the first at Venus and the second of nine flybys overall, which help steer the spacecraft on course for Mercury. During its seven-year cruise to the smallest and innermost planet of the Solar System, BepiColombo makes one flyby at Earth, two at Venus and six at Mercury to brake against the gravitational pull of the Sun in order to enter orbit around Mercury.
BepiColombo, which comprises ESA’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is scheduled to reach its target orbit around the smallest and innermost planet of the Solar System in 2025.
Credit: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
A look at a far away place.
Space exploration is a wonderful, beautiful thing.
This is so totally awesome!
Just out today!
September 14, 2020.
“The best evidence for life beyond Earth has been found in the most surprising of places – the atmosphere of Venus.
A team led by Jane Greaves, who is a professor at Cardiff University, has detected the presence of phosphine gas in Venus’ clouds. The intriguing thing about phosphine, which is a molecule formed of three hydrogen atoms and one phosphorous atom, is that on Earth its only natural source is from some anaerobic (i.e., non-oxygen breathing) microbial lifeforms. No known geological mechanism or non-biological chemical reaction produces it on our planet, although it is produced deep inside gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn where hydrogen is plentiful and the temperature and pressure extremely high.”
Here we go!
The clouds of Venus in infrared
Something yoy don’t see everyday.