We’re About To Learn A Whole Lot More About Venus Thanks To Japan’s Akatsuki Mission

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It may be five years behind schedule, but Japans Akatsuki spacecraft is finally starting its scientific mission around Venus and it has alreadyreturned some rather stunning images in the process. Akatsuki originally launched in May 2010, and was expected to enter orbit around Venus later that year. But a problem with its main engine en-route […]

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Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

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Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI For a sense of scale, the image above sweeps nearly 405,000 miles (651,784 km) across Saturn and its inner rings. It’s the first image ever taken that shows Saturn, its moons and rings, Venus, Mars and Earth all at once. Unveiled on Tuesday, the natural-color, panoramic mosaic taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft […]

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