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    Venus Express: Payload, Mission Goals and Venusian Discoveries L. B. Breitenfeld Introduction: In November of 2002, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that their first mission to the planet Venus, titled Venus Express, would launch in 2005 (Abbott and Schiermeier, 2002; Hoofs et al., 2009). The Russian Soyuz-Fregat launcher in Baikonur Kazakhstan on November 9th 2005, launched Venus Express into space (Fabrega et al. 2007). After traveling a distance of 440 million km, Venus Express reached the orbit of the planet on April 11th 2006 (Fabrega et al. 2007). The polar elliptical orbit around Venus, possessed an apocentre distance of roughly 66,000 km, a pericentre height of about 250 km and an orbital period of 24 hours (Titov et al., 2009).…

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    The surface of Venus was mapped in 1991 by the Magellan expedition, which revealed evidence of extensive volcanic activity on the planet--yet the timing of this volcanic activity remains a mystery. About 80 percent of Venus' surface is covered in volcanic material. Most of the volcanoes are believed to be inactive, yet there is some evidence to suggest more "recently" activity ("recent" in this context meaning within the last 500 million years). There are no lava nor caldera (craters created…

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    assumed from its name. Terrestrial planets are also known for their solid surfaces made out of rocks or metals with a massive metal core. Only four known planets fit this description in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Interestingly enough, these four terrestrial planets are the planets closest to the sun. Although these four planets are in the category…

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    planet is named Venus which came from a Roman goddess of love and beauty. As the Roman goddess of love , according to the sources the goddess Venus was born fully from the sea. Her father was Uranus made with Saturn, they believed that when blood fell into the sea mixed with foam which created Venus. She was known for her love and beauty and had many men lovers. Venus has on temple called Venus Gentrix (Venus the Mother) which is in Captoline Hill.Even though one could ever get the credit for…

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    Introduction The Venera Soviet missions consisted of several space probes sent to Venus (University of Oregon). Venera 13 and 14 were part of the 1981 Venus launch opportunity (University of Oregon). Venera 13 and 14 were built identically the same and they launched 5 days apart (Ivankov, NASA Archive). Venera 14 was the last lander within the Venera series. The Soviet Academy of Sciences (U.S.S.R) funded the Venera 14 mission (Ivankov, NASA Archive). The launch site was located at Tyuratam…

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    that doesn 't point to signals of possible life I don 't know what does. Another spot in our solar system that could harbor life is Saturn 's largest moon, Titan. Titan has and atmosphere made up of nitrogen and less than one percent of methane. It is also the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only object other than our mother earth to have clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found. THe Minor one percent components lead to the…

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    Venus, The First Planet

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    “Named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is also the only planet that is named for a female.” ("Venus, Second Planet from the Sun, Brightest Planet in Solar System." Space.com. Web. 30 Apr. 2014) Venus has fewer impact craters than any other planet. Also unlike most planets, Venus turns clockwise on its axis, as opposed to counter-clockwise. This is called retrograde rotation. It is said that this is because of their close position to the Sun. Appearing to be a nice golden color,…

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    Mercury's Surface Geology

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    That is why, despite not being the closest planet to the Sun, Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar System. Earth 's Tectonic Plates: the tectonic plates of our planet are portions of what is scientifically called "lithosphere", which accounts for the layer of the Earth that contains the terrestrial crust and the upper-most solid mantle. Tectonic plates account for many interesting phenomena - such as the formation of volcanoes and mountains, and the generation of earthquakes and tsunamis -…

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    I’ve been on this ship with the Hesperis crew for two months now. We are somewhere in the middle of space between Earth and Venus. Travelling to Venus takes about 5 months, which means I still have three months of living (a very generous term for this situation in my opinion) in a 300 ft3 room with three other people [1, 2]. Trust me it’s not fun. It is difficult enough to live in a cramped living area by myself. The most common topic when discussing human space travel is the effects radiation…

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    rising carbon level in the atmosphere, trapping radiation, and heating the Earth. Humans are depending on fossil fuels that release these emissions. Though we have increasingly started depending on renewable resources that don’t release these harmful gases into the atmosphere, we can already see the effects today and if this doesn’t stop now the planet will be destroyed. The human intervention that people have depended on with the environment is destroying the Earth. Some people want to do…

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