Venus is the second planet from the Sun, and is Earth's neighbor in the solar system. Venus ...Read more
The atmosphere of Venus is very hot and thick. If you were on the surface of the planet, the ...Read more
Would you expect to find ice caps and snow fields on Venus? Not likely! Venus is the hottest ...Read more
All of the relevant information about Venus collected on one page, including details about size, orbit ...Read more
There are several interesting myths associated with the planet Venus. While Venus was the goddess ...Read more
A table containing information about the spacecraft that have visited Venus ...Read more
Access wonderful captioned photos and illustrations that will inspire and excite you. ...Read more
These are links to other great web sites about Venus. But beware: you don't want to get caught ...Read more
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Earth and Space Science Concept of the Day
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xOrographic lift : Occurs when an air mass is forced to rise over geographic relief from a lower elevation. As the air mass rises it expands and cools adiabatically, which can raise the relative humidity to 100%, create clouds and precipitation.
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Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years, according to a "Perspectives" article in this week's issue of the journal...Read more