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Venus Unveiled: Spacecraft finds Earthy features on sister planet
Science News ^ | December 3rd, 2011 | Nadia Drake

Posted on 11/26/2011 8:07:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv

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Venus Express has mapped heat patterns on the planet's Idunn Mons peak, depicted here. Red is warmest.ESA, JPL, NASA

Venus Unveiled: Spacecraft finds Earthy features on sister planet

1 posted on 11/26/2011 8:07:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

An “extra, extra” ping to the APoD list members. One kinda boring picture.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 8:09:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 11/26/2011 8:09:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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4 posted on 11/26/2011 8:09:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s about 130 degrees Celsius below the temp of molten rock.


5 posted on 11/26/2011 8:28:09 PM PST by Track9
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To: SunkenCiv

It might be boring, but it is also fascinating because it allows to know the Goldilock zone for sentient life.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 8:29:19 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Track9

Yeah, heh, and the lack of tectonic plates continues to puzzle researchers. ;’)


7 posted on 11/26/2011 8:40:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 8:40:18 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Jonty30

:’) I like to kid myself and think Earth falls in that zone. ;’)


9 posted on 11/26/2011 8:40:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: svcw

Thanks, I edited out the global warming agitprop.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 8:42:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It does, but on some days I have to ask, WHY?


11 posted on 11/26/2011 8:50:00 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It was certainly smart of our astronauts to leave the US flag on Mars, not on Vernus—it would have burned up on Venus.


12 posted on 11/26/2011 8:52:38 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SunkenCiv
Velikovsky’s Venus and Global Warming

EXCERPT:

...Mariner II confirmed Velikovsky’s predictions: the surface temperature of Venus is at least 800 deg F; the planet’s atmosphere is heavy and 15 miles thick; it is composed not of carbon dioxide or water, but of heavy molecules of hydrocarbons. Harper’s editor Eric Larrabee wrote: ‘Velikovsky offers evidence from numerous other sciences, in particular geology and archaeology. Breaking the barriers between disciplines, he arrives at conclusions which no discipline had reached independently.’

The fact is this: the temperatures on Venus cannot be accounted for by a mere Greenhouse Effect, the temperature is just too extreme, and the surface gets far too little sunlight. The very scenario of a visually dense layer trapping in heat over a visually clear layer as it passes light to warm the surface is wrong. The scenario does not exist. One must remember, this is the very circumstantial evidence on which Global Warming was formulated - the very reason the alternate theory was disregarded was not because it was unscientific, but because it was formulated using ancient texts that are supposed to be myth.

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13 posted on 11/26/2011 8:55:41 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: SunkenCiv

lol.....


14 posted on 11/26/2011 9:09:07 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Verginius Rufus
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15 posted on 11/26/2011 9:44:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Back in the 1950s, as a teenager, I was on Mars with Bradbury (”The Martian Chronicles”), and on Venus with Heinlein (”Between Planets”). There was life (intelligent life) on both worlds then. Ah, those were the days.


16 posted on 11/27/2011 4:43:13 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Thanks, I edited out the global warming agitprop.

Wish you hadn't done that. It would have been fun to view all the fossil fuel burners.

17 posted on 11/27/2011 5:06:38 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: SunkenCiv

There’s another Hawai’i on Venus — woo hoo!

Now we can enjoy a tropical paraidse without all the goofy place names.


18 posted on 11/27/2011 6:54:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ixtl
The Mars and Venus of C.S. Lewis in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra were pretty good, too. I also enjoyed the Mars of Heinlein in Red Planet.
19 posted on 11/27/2011 7:00:10 AM PST by aruanan
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To: ixtl

:’) That was the view of the late George Adamski as well. ;’) Asimov did a short story called (I think) “The Long Rain”, which has Venus a rain forest where the rain basically never stops, and there’s a Vietcong-like native insurgency opposed to Earthling dwellers, so they go around destroying the habitats (which are dry and brightly lit inside). And Burroughs had his first-person Mars stories, as well as at least one Venus novel.


20 posted on 11/27/2011 10:48:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: no-to-illegals

:’) It remains in the original, in any case.


21 posted on 11/27/2011 11:09:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
A runaway greenhouse effect has heated the planet’s surface to a smoldering 470˚ Celsius

Well, it's not the heat, it's the humidity....

22 posted on 11/27/2011 11:24:07 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: BenLurkin

I think I’ll pass on that.

470 degrees C is a little too tropical for my tastes.


23 posted on 11/27/2011 11:31:53 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Actually, “The Long Rain” was written by Bradbury. I am a big fan of Asimov as well (and Paul Anderson, Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederick Pohl, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, et centera ad infnitum....).


24 posted on 11/27/2011 12:31:30 PM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Actually, “The Long Rain” was written by Bradbury. I am a big fan of Asimov as well (and Paul Anderson, Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederick Pohl, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, et centera ad infnitum....).


25 posted on 11/27/2011 12:38:14 PM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: GreenHornet

:’)


26 posted on 11/27/2011 12:39:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ixtl

Oops.

My favorite of Bradbury’s is “The Dragon”.


27 posted on 11/27/2011 1:57:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
...the planet's surface... a smoldering 470° Celsius..

Must be all those Venusian SUVs...

28 posted on 11/27/2011 2:00:43 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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29 posted on 11/27/2011 2:03:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
wait...they painted their mountain a RAINBOW?

the ENTIRE planet of Venus is GAY?

30 posted on 11/27/2011 2:07:26 PM PST by ZinGirl
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the ENTIRE planet of Venus is GAY?

Yes. Yes it is. ALL lesbians. Civ and I will give you a direct report. Unless, of course, you would rather report directly to us.

31 posted on 11/27/2011 2:35:09 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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To: ixtl

Dark they were and golden-eyed ...


32 posted on 11/27/2011 2:45:40 PM PST by ShakeNJake (I see dumb people.)
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To: bigheadfred

I thought it was merely shocking blue.


33 posted on 11/27/2011 3:01:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It will be like going bowling. I promise.

(She’s got it)


34 posted on 11/27/2011 3:12:04 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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To: bigheadfred

:) weirdo. :)


35 posted on 11/27/2011 5:11:55 PM PST by ZinGirl
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To: ixtl
Back in the 1950s, as a teenager, I was on Mars with Bradbury (”The Martian Chronicles”), and on Venus with Heinlein (”Between Planets”).

Me too.

And I remember Orson Welles' Mars Invasion on Mercury Theater in '38.

I had listened to the program on radio (War of the Worlds), and was amazed to see pictures of New Jersey residents hunkering out in the fields with rifles in the next day's newspaper. News didn't travel fast in those days.

36 posted on 11/27/2011 5:18:26 PM PST by Ole Okie
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weirdo

Got it in one. (She's got it!) I think I like you ;-))

37 posted on 11/27/2011 5:35:13 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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could be talking to either one of us, ya know....

:)

38 posted on 11/27/2011 5:42:12 PM PST by ZinGirl
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could be talking to either one of us, ya know....

You're BOTH lesbians???

39 posted on 11/27/2011 5:59:49 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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To: bigheadfred
see post #35

;P

40 posted on 11/27/2011 6:18:31 PM PST by ZinGirl
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To: ZinGirl

One small picture and an entire planet is gay. And I’m weird...teehee...


41 posted on 11/27/2011 6:30:52 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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One small picture and an entire planet is gay

lol......i'm so shallow. and lame. :P

42 posted on 11/27/2011 7:15:21 PM PST by ZinGirl
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To: bigheadfred

Yeah, I’m lesbian trapped in a man’s body.


43 posted on 11/27/2011 7:49:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wondered about the tiaras, but was too polite to ask.


44 posted on 11/27/2011 7:56:02 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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I’ve been trying to get in touch with my feminine side, turns out she’s a real bitch, so...


45 posted on 11/27/2011 8:38:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I've been trying to get in touch with my masculine side and he's a real prick.... Hope this doesn't get me banned or suspended. I'd go crazy without FR..
46 posted on 11/27/2011 8:51:01 PM PST by goat granny
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To: SunkenCiv

...I have a policy of never hitting a woman, but a bit** I’ll knock flat on her a** so... :-))


47 posted on 11/28/2011 11:52:38 AM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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To: SunkenCiv

I apologize for my last remark to you...


48 posted on 11/28/2011 1:14:40 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

No harm done, I haven’t got that far into the comments (nice job, btw, everyone, considering FR was running so slow last night), and I’m going to bed now. :’) And regardless of whether I wind up reading it eventually, I gladly accept your apology! :’)


49 posted on 11/28/2011 8:27:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I apologize for my last remark to you...

You really are getting in touch with your masculine side.

50 posted on 11/28/2011 8:49:35 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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