Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day - Venusian Volcano Imagined
Posted on 10/27/2020 3:35:08 PM PDT by MtnClimber
Explanation: What would an erupting volcano on Venus look like? Evidence of currently active volcanoes on Venus was announced earlier this year with the unexplained warmth of regions thought to contain only ancient volcanoes. Although large scale images of Venus have been taken with radar, thick sulfuric acid clouds would inhibit the taking of optical light vistas. Nevertheless, an artist's reconstruction of a Venusian volcano erupting is featured. Volcanoes could play an important role in a life cycle on Venus as they could push chemical foods into the cooler upper atmosphere where hungry microbes might float. Pictured, the plume from an erupting volcano billows upwards, while a vast lava field covers part of the hot and cracked surface of Earth's overheated twin. The possibility of airborne microbial Venusians is certainly exciting, but currently controversial.
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I am sorry, I don’t like the APOD postings that have animations or illustrations. Here is an old APOD of a real photo of the surface of Venus.
Explanation: This image is part of the first color panoramic view from Venus. A TV camera on the Soviet Venera 13 lander that parachuted to the surface on 1982 March 1 transmitted it. Venus’ clouds are composed of sulfuric acid droplets while its surface temperature is about 482 degrees Celsius at an atmospheric pressure of 92 times that of sea-level on Earth. Despite these harsh conditions, the Venera 13 lander survived long enough to send back a series of images and perform an analysis of the Venusian soil. Part of the lander itself is visible in the lower right portion of the image. An earlier Soviet Venus lander, Venera 7 (1970), was the first spacecraft to return data from the surface of another planet.
Pinging the APOD list.
Ah yes. The Venusian Volcano.
Sounds like a name for a drink in seedy space ranger bars.
California/Minneapolis/NYC etc. circa 2030 AD? d;^)
Venusian women are smokin hot but not particularly friendly.
None of the planets seem very human-friendly, but Venus has always seemed particularly ugly: sulfuric acid raid, lead-melting temperatures, near-perpetual darkness, pretty hellish if you ask me.
One ounce Ouzo
One ounce Spiced Rum
Dollop of triple sec
Given a single stir and served neat in a cocktail glass.
She’s got it. Yeah baby, she’s got it.
Makes you wonder what would happen if a huge water ice asteroid hit Venus? A object like Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has a diameter of 580 miles, much of which is water ice.
Ah, just north of the grand canyon?/s
I wonder what the lander looks like today?
All dissolved? A puddle of goo?
In a Venusian museum?
Maybe Venusions worship it?
"Venus" - Shocking Blue
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