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Venuss internal structure, artwork Featured Venus Print

Venuss internal structure, artwork

Venus's internal structure. Computer artwork showing the core (grey), mantle (orange) and crust (light orange-yellow) of Venus. At the centre of Venus is a primarily solid iron core, which underlies a thick mantle made mainly of silicate minerals. On top of this is a very thin crust, which is only around 30 kilometres thick (compared to a maximum of around 70 kilometres for Earth's crust). Venus also has a thick, acidic atmosphere, which traps the heat of the Sun (a runaway green house effect). This makes Venus the hottest planet in the solar system, with surface temperatures reaching over 400 degrees Celsius


Lightning on Venus Featured Venus Print

Lightning on Venus

Artwork of lightning striking the surface of Venus. In the 1970s, the Russian Venera 11 and 12 probes detected lightning. The European Space Agency's Venus Express, in 2006-2007, recorded lightning in the high atmosphere of Venus. The lightning rate on Venus is about half that of Earth. This is the hottest planetary surface in the solar system, with temperatures of nearly 500 degrees Celsius (730 degrees Kelvin). This is due to its dense carbon dioxide atmosphere that traps the Sun's heat in a runaway greenhouse effect'. The surface atmospheric pressure is around 90 times that on Earth. Clouds of sulphuric acid obscure the Sun and the rest of the sky. Venus is the second planet from the Sun, next in from Earth and around two-thirds of the distance at about 108 million kilometres from the Sun. It is regarded as a sister planet to Earth because of its similar size, gravity and mass


1874 Transit of Venus chart, ingress 2 Featured Venus Print

1874 Transit of Venus chart, ingress 2

1874 Transit of Venus chart, ingress 2 (interior contact). This transit took place on 8-9 December 1874. Such transits (where Venus passes across the Sun as seen from the Earth) are rare, occurring in pairs over 100 years apart. The 19th-century transits (1874 and 1882) saw expeditions to make observations on interior and exterior contact for both ingress (first contact) and egress (last contact). Locations included New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Hawaii, New Caledonia, Kerguelen, Mauritius, India, and the Dutch East Indies. The results helped establish the distances of Venus and the Sun, and hence the size of the solar system