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Venusí Winds Are Mysteriously Speeding Up
UniverseToday.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jason Major on

Posted on 06/18/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin

High-altitude winds on neighboring Venus have long been known to be quite speedy, whipping sulfuric-acid-laden clouds around the superheated planet at speeds well over 300 km/h (180 mph). And after over six years collecting data from orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has found that the winds there are steadily getting faster… and scientists really don’t know why.

By tracking the movements of distinct features in Venus’ cloud tops at an altitude of 70 km (43 miles) over a period of six years — which is 10 of Venus’ years — scientists have been able to monitor patterns in long-term global wind speeds.

What two separate studies have found is a rising trend in high-altitude wind speeds in a broad swath south of Venus’ equator, from around 300 km/h when Venus Express first entered orbit in 2006 to 400 km/h (250 mph) in 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; immanuelvelikovsky; velikovsky; venus; winds

1 posted on 06/18/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

AGW?


2 posted on 06/18/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise

First the IRS, NSA scandals, now winds on Venus, will trouble never stop?


3 posted on 06/18/2013 7:49:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin

Global warning. Another reason for Al Gore to fight the Keystone pipe.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 7:49:20 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: BenLurkin

Has Algore been told about this yet? Surely there is something he can do.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 7:50:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Time to bury all of the SUVs already!


6 posted on 06/18/2013 7:54:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Diogenesis

ManBearPig


7 posted on 06/18/2013 7:54:50 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: BenLurkin
over a period of six years — which is 10 of Venus’ years

So.... from the surface of Venus, all objects in space are closer than they appear from Earth.

8 posted on 06/18/2013 8:13:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: BenLurkin

FEMA is moving fast to cut checks to cover damages on the wind-struck planet as we speak...


9 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:53 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BenLurkin

Well I’m not sure if this is global warming or Bush’s fault, but we better ban guns, raise taxes, cut oil production, subsidize green energy and unilaterally disarm all our nukes just to be sure!!


10 posted on 06/18/2013 8:22:37 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: BenLurkin

Bush’s fault.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 8:22:51 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: BenLurkin

“and scientists really don’t know why”

Well, seriously, I know why...

Wind, on Venus or earth, are caused by unequal pressures. Unequal pressures are caused by unequal heating. The sun goes through changes that cause the unequal heating...


12 posted on 06/18/2013 8:24:17 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Diogenesis

No something worse,TPGW aka Trans Planetary Global Warming! OMG now we are responsible for the sun warming other planets too! For the love of God! someone call Manbearpig to save us!


13 posted on 06/18/2013 8:35:34 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin

Uranus has been esting too many beans!


14 posted on 06/18/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Al recently visited Venus and the Gore Effect is the cause of the velocity increase!


15 posted on 06/18/2013 9:02:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Well....Venus is nearer the Sun....so expect a greater effect on the Venus atmosphere than the Earth due to a decline in the Sun's magnetic field.....and consequent drop in number of sunspots.

This graph shows the decline in sunspot activity:


16 posted on 06/18/2013 9:19:54 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 12:17:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Diogenesis
You had the advantage of seeing the post only two minutes after appearing on Free Republic on June 18 at 10:48 pm. I got to see it only a moment ago June 19 at 7:59 am. The first thing I thought of when seeing the title Venus’ Winds Are Mysteriously Speeding Up was AGW.

Life ain't fair. :-)

18 posted on 06/19/2013 5:04:18 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: BenLurkin

What about Serena’s winds?


19 posted on 06/19/2013 10:12:39 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

You don’t want to be standing behind her in the elevator after she’s eaten the beans and greens at the Williams family reunion BBQ. Let’s just leave it at that.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 7:44:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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