IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Bright spot on Venus
Juramike
post Jul 30 2009, 09:33 PM
Post #1


Senior Member
****

Group: Moderator
Posts: 2708
Joined: 10-November 06
From: Pasadena, CA
Member No.: 1345



space.com story on mysterious cloud brightening on Venus:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0907...right-spot.html


...also spotted by an amateur astronomer.


--------------------
Some higher resolution images available at my photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31678681@N07/
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
Greg Hullender
post Aug 4 2009, 04:56 PM
Post #2


Senior Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1010
Joined: 29-November 05
From: Seattle, WA, USA
Member No.: 590



Venus is usually too close to the Sun for Hubble to take pictures of it, but right at the moment it's about as far from the Sun (from our perspective) as it gets, so perhaps we can expect something from the Hubble guys too.

An asteroid seems like a good guess since it's very, very difficult for us to find asteroids with aphelia inside Earth's orbit. Another argument in favor of putting an asteroid-seeking telescope in a Venus-like orbit.

--Greg
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic
- Juramike   Bright spot on Venus   Jul 30 2009, 09:33 PM
- - marsbug   Volcanoes at last? Or some strange artifact of ven...   Aug 3 2009, 01:37 PM
- - Stu   Yaaay for the amateurs! But what a shame we do...   Aug 3 2009, 02:16 PM
- - remcook   It's bright in UV, which means there's pro...   Aug 3 2009, 02:28 PM
- - MarsIsImportant   I wouldn't rule out volcanic just yet. We...   Aug 4 2009, 01:19 PM
- - remcook   I think the space.com article said "We have s...   Aug 4 2009, 01:48 PM
- - cndwrld   To give people some idea of what to expect, a few ...   Aug 4 2009, 02:25 PM
|- - imipak   In defence of ESA: the Saturn system, and Mars, ar...   Aug 4 2009, 08:34 PM
- - Stu   Good to hear the Venus Express team is excited by ...   Aug 4 2009, 02:47 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Venus is usually too close to the Sun for Hubble t...   Aug 4 2009, 04:56 PM
- - dvandorn   Ummm... let me get this straight. VEX ops are pre...   Aug 4 2009, 07:37 PM
|- - cndwrld   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Aug 4 2009, 09:37 PM) U...   Aug 6 2009, 07:51 AM
|- - tedstryk   With the slow Venusian rotation, if the white spot...   Aug 6 2009, 08:46 PM
- - remcook   "We know Hubble had been packed solid with us...   Aug 5 2009, 07:24 AM
|- - MahFL   We are talking Europeans who go on vacation for a ...   Aug 5 2009, 01:27 PM
||- - ugordan   You have a problem with that?   Aug 5 2009, 03:11 PM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (remcook @ Aug 5 2009, 03:24 AM) Fo...   Aug 5 2009, 04:27 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Aug 5 2009, 06:27 PM)...   Aug 5 2009, 04:36 PM
||- - stevesliva   QUOTE (ugordan @ Aug 5 2009, 12:36 PM) I ...   Aug 5 2009, 05:12 PM
|- - john_s   The July 2005 Cassini Enceladus flyby was definite...   Aug 5 2009, 05:11 PM
- - ollopa   There are now some earth-based pictures on the VEX...   Aug 5 2009, 01:17 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Good point. It would have to be one gigantic belc...   Aug 6 2009, 09:40 PM
- - tedstryk   We need to check the satellite maps. If a big, wh...   Aug 7 2009, 11:41 PM


Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th August 2014 - 08:28 PM
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Please read the Forum Rules and Guidelines before posting.

IMAGE COPYRIGHT
Images posted on UnmannedSpaceflight.com may be copyrighted. Do not reproduce without permission. Read here for further information on space images and copyright.

OPINIONS AND MODERATION
Opinions expressed on UnmannedSpaceflight.com are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UnmannedSpaceflight.com or The Planetary Society. The all-volunteer UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderation team is wholly independent of The Planetary Society. The Planetary Society has no influence over decisions made by the UnmannedSpaceflight.com moderators.
SUPPORT THE FORUM
Unmannedspaceflight.com is a project of the Planetary Society and is funded by donations from visitors and members. Help keep this forum up and running by contributing here.