planet venus
planet venus

This portal is listing useful websites
where you can get lots of information
on the hottest planet in our solar system.
Planet Venus has a very active climate.
Good luck !

The Planet Venus
Learn about the greenhouse effect on Venus. Environmental disasters are lurking - here is a guess of what will happen in the future. At the bottom of this fine website, you can scroll pages to read more about the planet; including images and animations.

On this webpage, you can scroll down to get to the part "Weather and Clouds". Read about rain, turbulence and clouds etc. on Venus.

Here is an overview of the planet Venus. Description of what its atmosphere consists of, including sulfuric acid droplets. Venus has a perpetual cloud layer, and you can a photo of this from 1979 taken by NASA's Pioneer Venus probe. Many other details about the planet is available from this site - click the links on top or to the left.

European Space Agency
This website has a text concerning acid clouds and lightning on Venus. Discoveries from the Venus Express will perhaps give answers to how the lower clouds are structured, and this could help us to understand the weather on the planet. A lot of other information about the Venus Express can be found here by clicking the links to other articles, images, 3D flash model and multimedia items.

Weather Forecast
See the latest weather forecast from Venus, and for the next 4-5 days! There are links to weather videos, maps and images.

The Guardian
Newspaper article about a British mission to Venus. The point is to study the bizarre clouds and high winds, which is present. Learn how probes are to be used for the Venus Express and what problems may occur.

University of Oregon
Short facts in this article from Institute of Theoretical Science. This webpage has a comparison of the atmospheres of Venus and Earth. There is also an illustration showing how CO2 is dissolved on Earth, and a text about where the water went at Venus.
Here is an article about the acid clouds of Venus, which could be hiding life forms. The planet surface is very inhospitable, but in an altitude of 50 km, the conditions are not far from those we know on our planet. Small bugs may be present, read more here.

lightening on venus

Homepage from BBC weather, where you will find different data for Venus - such as weather conditions at the surface, wind speeds and sun effect. There are links at the bottom to similar information from the other planets in the solar system.

An article about the PLANET-C, an exploration mission to planet Venus. Observations of atmospheric movement by using infrared light - read more from this Japanese project. See a photo of the probe vehicle in action.

Overview of the PLANET-C mission, which is scheduled for 2010. Nice illustrations and descriptions. Science goals - what can be learned from the meteorology of Venus ? You can also see which instruments are to be used during the mission.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Questions and answers to the Venus world. For instance daylight time and intensity, temperature and water on the surface. Easy-to-read text suited for students with much information about the vicious conditions on the planet.

This website has an article about a math program developed by NASA. By using images of the surface of Venus, taken from an earlier mission by a spacecraft, the patterns of surface cracks are made visible. This can help us understanding the climate changes many years back.. The original news release can be found by clicking the link at the bottom.

This webpage has an illustration of the planets Mars, Earth and Venus. The differences in atmospheres and temperatures can be seen. Below there is a text explaining these differences, and you can find carbon dioxide (CO2 ) values.

red planet venus

Climate change model
Scientifical description of the Natural Climate Change Model by James A. Marusek. Learn which factors will influence the climate of a planet, such as solar flux, heat transport and dioxides. In this case the Earth has been studied, but most of these factors can be used for Venus as well. Each of the factors are described for better understanding.

Space Today Online
Short text about the greenhouse effect on planet Venus. Scientists have had a theory of a runaway-greenhouse effect, but different explanations have come from other researchers. On this page, you will also find links to other useful information about Venus.

This website has a glossary of many terms regarding weather and climate. There is an index which you can choose from in alphabetical order. Find good explanations of the terms on this site, including links to related topics.

Planetary Society
Here is an article about the mysterious planet Venus - history, climate changes and previous observations.

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