Tag Archives: Venus

Venus as We Have Never Seen Her Before

Image credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic. Here are some fantastic new images of Venus as imaged in infrared by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter (also known as PLANET-C). Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty and … Continue reading

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There are no Knuckleballs in Space!

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA. Relax we’re not going to be talking about Red Sox legend, Tim Wakefield or their current knuckleball ace Stephen Wright, but instead this is in regard to solar system bodies or we can safely assume … Continue reading

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Planets and Perspective

Images Credit & Copyright: Daniel LaShomb (Me).  Feel free to use these images as long as you give proper credit and don’t sell or edit them.  Imaging techniques that I used are below. On the night of June 30, 2015 the … Continue reading

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The June Dance of the Sunset Spheres

Image Credit & Copyright: I created the two illustration above in Stellarium and they depict the June 30 conjunction as well as the June 20 triangle configuration which I explain below.  The image below was captured by me earlier this … Continue reading

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Celestial Wonders in the Sea of Goblins

Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint. A gathering of goblins overlooks the night sky in wonder as the false dawn seemingly rises from the ground to capture Venus and the Seven Sisters while the Milky Way flies high above it … Continue reading

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THANK YOU ESA AND VENUS EXPRESS FOR A GREAT MISSION

Illustration Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA). Launched on November 9, 2005 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 31/6 in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz-FG/Fregat rocket, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express set off on a two year mission to … Continue reading

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HESPERUS & HERMES LEAD THE PARADE OF THE PLANETS

Image Credit & Copyright: William G. Justo. Check out this beautiful sunset image of the inferior planets, Venus and Mercury by William G. Justo captured on January 6, 2015 from San Jose, CA. Be sure to check out more of … Continue reading

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