Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Venus' Once Molten Surface
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.
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Looks like the perfect spot for Ted Kennedy’s soul.
Kinda looks like someone left their mitten on the grill.....
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”!...)
A Michigan biscuit under the broiler.
I can think of one, but it doesn't really fit the tone of the poem ...
I thought of the same one...hahaha
Perhaps describing the shape of the spacecraft?
Thank you, Mr. Civilizations.
The formation really does look like a mitten.
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