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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:31 am 
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Apologies if this already exists, but the forum will NOT let me search for "Venus" and similar terms because they're too common.

Volcanoes on Venus Erupted Recently, New Study Suggests

http://www.space.com/34420-venus-volcan ... gests.html

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:04 pm 
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Venus: Inhospitable, and Perhaps Instructional

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/scien ... .html?_r=0

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:32 am 
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NASA has recreated the deadly surface of Venus in Ohio

http://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-a-t ... ng-in-ohio

A place to begin testing Venus rovers and landers

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:42 am 
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Could dark streaks in Venus' clouds be microbial life?

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-dark-strea ... obial.html

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Intriguingly, the sulfuric acid droplets within the clouds aren't necessarily a show-stopper to life. Earlier Venera missions detected elongated particles in the lower cloud layer that are about a micron long, about the width of a small bacterium. These particles could be coated in ring-shaped polymers of eight sulphur atoms, called S8 molecules, which are known to exist in Venus' clouds and which are impervious to the corrosive effects of sulfuric acid. Furthermore, S8 absorbs ultraviolet light, re-radiating it in visible wavelengths. If the particles are microbes, they could have coated themselves in S8, making them resistant to the corrosive effects of sulfuric acid. It has even been postulated that the S8 exists as a result of microbial activity. Is this then the key to life on Venus?

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Images of giant wave on Venus captured by Japanese probe

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... nese-probe

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The Akatsuki spacecraft used infrared and ultraviolet cameras to capture images of the enormous wave 65km (40 miles) above the ground in the thick sulphuric acid clouds that shroud the planet. The centre of the wave was directly above the western slope of the Aphrodite Terra highlands.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:42 am 
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Venus Rover to be Powered by 2,300-Year-Old Mechanism

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/03/v ... mechanism/

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According to Sauder, the rover will be wind-powered. While upper atmospheric winds can reach 360 km/h (220 mph), the wind on the Venusian surface is a constant but gentle 10 km/h (6.2 mph). That wind will drive a turbine whose energy will be stored in a constant force spring which will power the new-and-improved Antikythera computer which will control and send instructions to the rover’s mechanical legs. Just like on Earth over 2,000 years ago, the mechanical mechanism will collect data and store pertinent data.


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Antique fridge could keep Venus rover cool

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn ... over-cool/

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Heat would then be pumped out of the sphere using a Stirling cooler, which works by compressing and then expanding a gas with a piston. When the gas expands, it cools down, absorbing heat from the electronics chamber. Then, as the gas is compressed and its temperature rises, the heat is allowed to dissipate in the atmosphere via a radiator.

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And a minor tangent to the last post...

Theo Jansen's Wind-Powered Sculptures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj-NqWDH2qE

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What does it sound like on the surface of Venus?

http://www.seeker.com/what-does-it-soun ... 32076.html

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Mysteries of Crown-like Structures on Venus' Surface Unveiled in New Study

http://www.space.com/36575-venus-unique ... earch.html

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Now, laboratory experiments simulating Venus support the idea that plumes of hot rock ascending up the planet's mantle layer could help explain these coronae. These findings hint that the surface of Venus is not as stagnant as scientists previously thought.

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Scientists revisit a strange result from one of the Soviet Venus landers

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07 ... s-landers/

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But at least one of those pieces of hardware—the Soviet Union's VeGa-2 probe—sent back some data that's hard to explain, a hint of an unstable atmosphere. Now, a pair of scientists is suggesting that the oddity can be explained by an equally odd feature of the atmosphere: it's a supercritical fluid where different chemicals partially separate at different altitudes.

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Venus Automaton Design Recalls Mechanical Computers

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=38350

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AREE (Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments) grows out of ideas first proposed in 2015 by JPL engineer Jonathan Sauder, who drew on his knowledge of mechanical computers, the sort of calculating machines that use levers and gears instead of microchips. Think of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, which was designed in the 19th Century, or the Greek Antikythera mechanism, which could tell the Hellenistic world in ancient times about upcoming astronomical events like eclipses.

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Venus’ mysterious night side revealed

http://earthsky.org/space/venus-mysteri ... e-revealed

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Researchers using Venus Express spacecraft data report “stationary waves” and slowly moving features in the planet’s upper clouds, during Venus’ long and mysterious night.

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Meet VOX, a proposed mission to uncover the secrets of Venus

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-bl ... tiers.html

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Is Venus a better place to colonize than Mars?

https://www.quora.com/Is-Venus-a-better ... -than-Mars

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Will NASA’s Next Mission to Venus Be a Balloon?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... a-balloon/

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