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Hunted Facts on venus
  • Venus, the jewel of the sky, was once know by ancient astronomers as the morning star and evening star.
  • The interior characteristics of Venus are inferred from gravity field and magnetic field measurements by Magellan and prior spacecraft.
  • This beautiful image of Venus is a mosaic of three images acquired by the Mariner 10 spacecraft on February 5, 1974.
  • On June 8, 2004, observers around much of the world saw Venus drift across the face of the sun as Venus passed between the sun and earth.
  • A transit of Venus is so rare that, up to June 8, 2004, no human then alive had witnessed this celestial event.
  • "Transit of Venus dot org" will guide you to instructions for safe viewing; interactive education and hands-on activities; global observing programs for students; background information and tutorials; insights into historical endeavors and the adventures of explorers; the role of spacecraft and the search for extra-solar planets; and miscellaneous items relating to the transit of Venus.
  • Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.
  • Venus is sometimes regarded as Earth's sister planet.
  • However on Venus the stress is relieved in many relatively small regions instead of being concentrated at the boundaries of large plates as is the case on Earth.
  • Venus has the densest atmosphere of the terrestrial planets, consisting mostly of carbon dioxide, and the atmospheric pressure at the planet's surface is 90 times that of the Earth.
  • Venus was observed by the Galileo and Cassini spacecraft during flybys on their respective missions to the outer planets, but Magellan would otherwise be the last dedicated mission to Venus for over a decade.
  • Venus was important to the Mayan civilization, who developed a religious calendar based in part upon its motions, and held the motions of Venus to determine the propitious time for events such as war.
  • Venus Felix ("Lucky Venus") was an epithet used for a temple on the Esquiline Hill and for a temple constructed by Hadrian dedicated to "Venus Felix et Roma Aeterna" ("Favorable Venus and Eternal Rome") on the north side of the Via Sacra.
  • Venus Obsequens ("Graceful Venus" or "Indulgent Venus") was an epithet to which a temple was dedicated in the late 3rd century BC during the Third Samnite War by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges.
  • It was the oldest temple of Venus in Rome, and was probably situated at the foot of the Aventine Hill near the Circus Maximus.







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