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  • Venus, The First Planet

    “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, the pictures we see of Venus is actually showing the clouds that are filled with sulfuric acid, making its atmosphere cloudy and dense. A year on Venus last 225 Earth days and a day lasts 243 Earth days. This means that it takes longer for Venus to spin on its axis, than it does for it to orbit the Sun. Another interesting thing about Venus is that its orbit is most nearly circular than any other planet, at a speed of 108, 209, 475 kilometers. The diameter is also almost nearly circular. Scientists think that the runaway greenhouse effect that Venus is impacted by boiled away its oceans long ago, but it is still known for indications of volcanic activity, which probably stopped many years…

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  • The Importance Of Rain On The Planet Venus

    What is it like on other worlds? Let 's take a trip to the first stop in our adventure, the planet Venus. Venus is Earth 's twin. It closely resembles the size of our home. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. It has an atmosphere that is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and clouds saturated with sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is a strong mineral acid. It is strong enough to eat through living tissues, stone, and even metal! Assuming you would be able to survive all other aspects of…

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  • The Toilet Of Venus: The Rokeby Venus By Diego Velazquez

    The Toilet of Venus (“The Rokeby Venus”), by Diego Velazquez, is an amazing oil painting currently displayed at the National Gallery of Art in London. This 122.7 x 177cm oil painting dates back to 1647-51, which I had the pleasure to view via virtual tour at nationalgallery.org.uk. The tour itself was well organized and concise, organized by room and artist. The tour had a 360 degree view, which did make me feel slightly dizzy and made the artwork hard to scroll in and focus on, but in the end,…

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  • Venus And Earth: The Characteristics Of Venus's Surface Geology

    Two main characteristics determine the behaviour of Venus ' atmosphere, those being the atmospheric pressure and composition. The pressure exerted on the surface of Venus is equivalent to 90 times of the Earth 's surface, while the gas compounds that form the atmosphere (mainly carbon dioxide and nitrogen) allied with a highly reflective haze made of sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid traps the heat inside the planet, leading to a massive greenhouse…

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  • Venus Express Essay

    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…

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  • Birth Of Venus Analysis

    The Birth of Venus was born from the hands of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli. During the early era of the Renaissance, Botticelli was a famous painter, so well known that he was thought to be patronized by the Medici’s. It was through his connections to the Medici’s that he was commissioned to paint the Roman goddess Venus. (uffizi.org) Not only did Botticelli paint the Venus the goddess of love, and desire, he painted the beauty of an immortal deity into a mortal human form. With his…

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  • Venus Lamenting The Death Of Adonis Analysis

    Biographical Information Venus lamenting the death of Adonis is a drawing designed by Benjamin West in the year 1768. He spent most of his time designing paintings such as this while in London. Description Venus Lamenting, the death of Adonis, is a drawing about Adonis, a mortal youth, as from the Ovid Metamorphoses. Venus was a mythological goddess who fell in love with him. They used to spend most of their time together hunting wild animals. He was slain while hunting and lay down on the…

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  • Venus At Her Mirror Analysis

    this time that illustrate several concepts and depictions are Sacred and Profane Love by Titian (or Tiziano in Italian) and Velazquez’s Venus with Her Mirror. These two paintings include imagery that is both secular and non-secular, but one leans more toward one side of the spectrum than the other. This paper will define some key terms used in the aforementioned paintings, analyze the secular and non-secular imagery of each…

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  • Venus Of Willendorf Essay

    Venus of Willendorf, Paleolithic Period, c. 24,000-22,000 B.C.E. Limestone painted with red ochre, 11.1 cm tall. Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna The Venus of Willendorf is the most well known sculpture mobiliary art of the Paleolithic period. It was discovered in 1908 outside the small Austrian village of Willendorf by josef Szombathy, an Austro-Hungarian archaeologist. It is named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus, and since it was discovered in Willendorf, it came to be known…

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  • Venus And The Nude Female Figure

    With in this investigation of the Venus and the Venus figure having the gaze directed at the viewer. This investigation will be looking at how the gaze and the nude female figure have changed over the centuries due to the advancement of women 's place in the world. The woman’s gaze is when the artist puts the characters eyesight directly at the viewer. This is something that is an artist choose to use to make a point to show the viewer that the woman is the desired object but also the one who is…

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