News tagged with planetary surface

The mysterious arc of Venus

When Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: The Arc of Venus.

dateJun 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Stellar winds

( -- The Sun, glowing with a surface temperature of about 5500 degrees Celsius, warms the Earth with its salutary light. Meanwhile the Sun's hot outer layer (the corona), with its temperature of over a million ...

dateOct 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Tatooine-like planet discovered (w/ video)

( -- Although cold and gaseous rather than a desert world, the newfound planet Kepler-16b is still the closest astronomers have come to discovering Luke Skywalker's home world of Tatooine. Like Tatooine, Kepler-16b ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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