Monday, February 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Venus Education

Some of the first missions to the planet Venus were unmanned spacecraft sent by the Soviet Union. Due to the high temperature and rough atmosphere, most of the machines didn't last long enough to discover much about the planet. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing the info!
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  2. yay for the amazing Russians!

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  3. But...this is quite obvious. I can't imagine a machine which can suffer that temperatures without breaking down. Kisses:)

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  4. Ha, the thought of that is just great. "Alright, guys, we have about 5 minutes to learn stuff before this thing explodes. Let's see... ooh, Venus has a dense atmosphere that's almost all carbon dioxide. Also..."

    BOOM

    Welp, that's it. Totally worth the $1.4 billion Russian dollars.

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  5. The Soviet Union was stupid: they should have sent the probe at night when it was only 800 degrees.

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  6. too bad! Planets are fascinating.

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  7. It certainly looks like a fiery hot planet!

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  8. Hi stranger. How are you today? I was virtually blind for six months but now I (almost) back. Hope you're doing better.

    Blue

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  9. It was always fun to compare and contrast Venus, Earth, and Mars with my third graders - planets so close together and so different! Fun fact!

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