If you could look across the planet Venus with radar eyes, what might you see? This computer reconstruction of data from the Magellan spacecraft shows that Venus' surface is so hot and hostile that no surface probe has lasted more than a few minutes.
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence
A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence - Ten Earths could easily fit in the "claw" of this seemingly solar monster. The monster, actually a huge eruptive prominence, is seen moving out from our Sun in this condensed half-hour time-lapse sequence.
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Venus' surface - Sapas Mons rises 4 km above the surrounding plains of Atla Regio. Lava flows extend for hundreds of kilometers across the fractured plains shown in the foreground to the base of Sapas Mons. At least five volcanoes are known in this region
As seen in the ultraviolet, Venus is striped by light and dark areas indicating that an unknown absorber is operating in the planet’s top cloud layer. The image was taken by NASA’s Pioneer-Venus Orbiter in (Credits: NASA)
An aurora in Whitehorse Yukon Canada that appeared in the sky in the early hours of Oct. 2012 due to the effects of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that erupted from the sun three days earlier. Image Courtesy of Joseph Bradley.
What is the minimum size a celestial body can become a sphere? -- For a body to become a sphere, it has to have sufficient self-gravity to pull it into a spherical shape. This depends on what the body is made of...