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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Venus' Once Molten Surface
NASA ^ | June 23, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 06/23/2013 3:36:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: If you could look across Venus with radar eyes, what might you see? This computer reconstruction of the surface of Venus was created from data from the Magellan spacecraft. Magellan orbited Venus and used radar to map our neighboring planet's surface between 1990 and 1994. Magellan found many interesting surface features, including the large circular domes, typically 25-kilometers across, that are depicted above. Volcanism is thought to have created the domes, although the precise mechanism remains unknown. Venus' surface is so hot and hostile that no surface probe has lasted more than a few minutes.

June 23, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; catastrophism; immanuelvelikovsky; science; velikovsky; venus
[Credit: E. De Jong et al. (JPL), MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA]

1 posted on 06/23/2013 3:36:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Gee, it's almost as if Venus had been even hotter in the past than it is now...


2 posted on 06/23/2013 3:38:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
The Big One.

3 posted on 06/23/2013 3:38:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like the perfect spot for Ted Kennedy’s soul.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 3:45:16 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

...for one.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 4:23:23 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Kinda looks like someone left their mitten on the grill.....


6 posted on 06/23/2013 4:27:05 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now that NASA is devoted
to making muzzies feel good about science,
I hope my suggestion is noted
and not be received with defiance

With a rocket powered by fission
And a cabin that’s roomy and spacious
Send their best and brightest on a mission
T’would be a gesture most gracious.

The Purveyors of jihad shall prosper
With worldwide awe and acclaims.
From Dubai to Mecca, to the Bospser
All shall sing forth their names!

The Bigger, the better, the capacity
Of the first manned mission to Venus.
We are thrilled with the project’s Audacity!
(And...for the life of me, I can’t seem to find a word that rhymes with “Venus”!...)

LTOS 6/23/13


7 posted on 06/23/2013 5:28:58 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Kinda looks like someone left their mitten on the grill.....

A Michigan biscuit under the broiler.

8 posted on 06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: left that other site
I can’t seem to find a word that rhymes with “Venus”!.

I can think of one, but it doesn't really fit the tone of the poem ...

9 posted on 06/23/2013 7:02:56 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

LOL!

I thought of the same one...hahaha

Perhaps describing the shape of the spacecraft?


10 posted on 06/23/2013 7:06:34 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you, Mr. Civilizations.

The formation really does look like a mitten.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv

When I was a kid, I learned that the surface temp of Venus would melt Lead.

I remember thinking that we’re never gonna land anything there because the solder would melt before the thing even made the surface .................................................... FRegards


12 posted on 06/23/2013 1:23:53 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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