Exploration Images
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alchymista:

Illustrated here is a geologic map of Venus’s northern hemisphere, based off radar data from the Venera 15 and 16 orbiters, Pioneer Venus orbiter, and Earth-based radar telescopes. The colors indicate various features on the surface, such as plains in yellow and light green; mountains in purple, green and blue; and volcanoes in light red and pink. (View More Planetary Maps at the Telegraph)

If you can handle the temperatures hot enough to melt lead and the caustic acid atmosphere, Venus really does look like a nice place to visit and sightsee.

Cool!

kaiyves:

jtotheizzoe:

alchymista:

Illustrated here is a geologic map of Venus’s northern hemisphere, based off radar data from the Venera 15 and 16 orbiters, Pioneer Venus orbiter, and Earth-based radar telescopes. The colors indicate various features on the surface, such as plains in yellow and light green; mountains in purple, green and blue; and volcanoes in light red and pink. (View More Planetary Maps at the Telegraph)

If you can handle the temperatures hot enough to melt lead and the caustic acid atmosphere, Venus really does look like a nice place to visit and sightsee.

Cool!

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universalnomad:

Exoplanets in the Solar Neighborhood out to 65 ly.

Cool!

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universalnomad:

Exoplanets in the Solar Neighborhood out to 65 ly.

Cool!

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Eclipse Tracking: selenography (moon mapping)
From: Astronomical Handbook of 1718
(via 50watts; olio-ataxia)

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Eclipse Tracking: selenography (moon mapping)

From: Astronomical Handbook of 1718

(via 50wattsolio-ataxia)

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The star chart engraved on a stone tablet in Suzhou (1191 AD). The Tianshe region is marked. (via)

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The star chart engraved on a stone tablet in Suzhou (1191 AD). The Tianshe region is marked. (via)

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The Astrolabe of Simeon De Witt, the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map, 1780 (via)

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The Astrolabe of Simeon De Witt, the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map, 1780 (via)