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Venus http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/39644/all/feed en NASA’s Ride to Venus; Ready to put a sail-powered rover on Venus's surface!! http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130827/nasa%E2%80%99s-ride-venus-ready-put-sail-powered-rover-venuss-surface-id-1701713527.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are certain planets that are never the whippersnapper, rather they are the celebrities!! Especially when NASA is after them, then you know there has to be something in these reclusive elements of the solar system. Venus is presently taking that Superstar status as the boffins have turned their dewy-eyes to it. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/nasa_98.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is one group in the NASA that wants to know the real story that is behind the existence of the planet. This time, they won’t be delving into the planet by staying afar. No Earth's observatories or satellites and probes. It’s decided, the time has come when a rover would be sent to Venus akin to that of the Mars. </p> <p>Geoffrey Landis and his team at NASA have decided to place a sail-powered rover on the turf of Venus. According to Landis, "Venus is the closest planet to Earth, but we know so little about it. We'd be looking at a planet similar to Earth, but [something] went terribly wrong."<br /> Both Earth and Venus are rock-based planets. They are similar in size and gravity. Landis explains, "It's hotter than the inside of your oven, with a pressure like it's one kilometer under [Earth's] ocean.”</p> <p>I am sure you must be interested in knowing the name of the landsail rover. The developers have dubbed it as Zephyr after Greek wind gods. The team is all geared up and the settings have been created as they look into the electronics and power sources that would survive in the harsh conditions of Venus. </p> <p>According to Landis, "You need a much smaller parachute. Otherwise, it would take a long time to come down. But there are some very interesting land forms on Venus that we don't know anything about. It'd be enlightening to drive around and see what Venus looks like." </p> <p>It’s too early to talk about it as it only occupies only paper and prototypes. There have been technical challenges before the team. </p> <p>Paul Mahaffy, the principal investigator behind the SAM suite of instruments on board the Curiosity rover on Mars, has explained that there was The Pioneer Venus Project's mass spectrometer that got suffocated by sulfuric acid droplets as it soared in the atmosphere.</p> <p>The problems have been immense for the NASA but the prototype Venus’ rover is anticipated to resolve the issue and obliterate flaws. For all the crazy NASA fans the rover’s journey would be a treat to watch. Till the time it’s released, we can only speculate!!! </p> NASA rover Space Technology Top Story United States Venus Zephyr Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:50:12 +0000 Neha Dutt 1701713527 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Stare at skies for Meteor Shower and Comet sky dazzle!! http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130803/stare-skies-meteor-shower-and-comet-sky-dazzle-id-1701713428.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Get ready with your eyes focused at the dark blueness above and keep your fingers crossed for clear weather this August! This is for you sky watchers. A brilliant dazzle is expected from the Perseid Meteor shower and the stunning Comet ISON in August.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/meteor_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Sky wonders</strong></p> <p>Gear up for a banner phenomenon, people!! The August night sky promises us a spectacular vision of the return of the Comet ISON, and the yearly Perseid meteor shower. So checking out the past trends, brilliance is about to shake the dull skies.</p> <p>Joe Rao , a sky watching columnist from SPACE.com scribbles "The moon will set before midnight on the peak nights of Aug. 11 and 12, meaning dark skies for prospective observers. August also have a few other magnificent scenes this month. The sky watchers may be lucky and get a peek at Mercury, Venus, Mars and many other planets. The celestial displays when the planet lines up with the moon and each other will stun all for sure.</p> <p><strong>Comet ISON</strong></p> <p>The icy wanderer, Comet ISON can be termed as “comet of the century” and was discovered in September 2012. It plans to pass close to the sun by the end of November approximately. This is a relief for the inquisitive astronauts as the comet had been invisible for the last two months. Its presence had been hidden due to the sun’s brilliance and now soon we will be seeing it again. Rao had written earlier “On Aug. 10, Comet ISON will be 18.1 degrees from the sun and will begin rising above the east-northeast horizon before dawn".</p> <p>For mid-northern latitudes on the morning of Aug. 21, ISON will stand 6 degrees above the east-northeast horizon at the start of twilight," he stated "And by the end of August, the comet's altitude will double to 12 degrees by the time dawn begins to break, making it an easy target for sky watchers.”</p> <p>The behavior of the comet is actually unpredictable, as it is in the distant freezing Oort cloud, and so we can’t say what the sky watchers will get to see it. This is its first venture into the inner solar system. The comet will be crossing the “front line” of the solar system in the coming weeks, approx around the Nov 28th and we may see it skim 1.16 million kilometers above the sun’s surface. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the comet doesn’t break apart!</p> <p><strong>The famous Perseids Meteor shower </strong></p> <p>Another sky-wonder are the famous “fireball” Perseids Meteor shower. This happens when the Earth sails through the age old debris spread by the Swift-Tuttle comet.</p> <p>Bruce McClure noted “The Perseid shower is known to rise gradually to a peak, then fall off rapidly afterwards. So as the nights pass in the week before the shower, the meteors will increase in number." Well this isn’t all even “Early in the month, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury line up in the eastern morning sky," state the experts.</p> August celestial display Comet ISON mars mercury moon Oort cloud other planets Perseid meteor shower planet lines up Sky watchers Space stars sun Technology Top Story United States Venus Sat, 03 Aug 2013 07:20:12 +0000 Minnie Mahendru 1701713428 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Oops! 'Chinese spy drones' over Ladakh turn out to be Venus& Jupiter! http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130727/oops-chinese-spy-drones-over-ladakh-turn-out-be-venus-jupiter-id-1701713394.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fears of the Indian military that 'Chinese spy drones' were violating its air space have been put to rest. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/download%20%281%29_13.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="90" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Turns out, the unidentified flying intruders sighted for over six months in the skies above eastern Ladakh near the disputed Himalayan border area between India and China were in fact Jupiter and Venus.</p> <p>Army personnel had reportedly recorded 329 sightings of the unidentified objects over Thakung near Pangong Tso, a high-altitude lake shared by India and Tibet until February 2013.</p> <p>The flying objects had apparently violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that India shares with China 155 times between April 2012 and February 2013.</p> <p>According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, security agencies were “baffled by continuous sightings of twin unidentified luminous objects in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, in an area along the India-China border.”</p> <p>Given the cross border tensions between the two countries, the sightings raised concerns within the Indian Army that that China was making nocturnal sorties across the border. </p> <p><strong>Astronomers deputed</strong><br /> To get some clarity into what the army had been witnessing in the region since August 2012, two astronomers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, were entrusted with the task to get to the bottom of the mystery.</p> <p>It was army lance naik Sheminderpal Singh, a regular observer at Point 4715, who had been tracking the two planets for the last year.</p> <p>The astronomers were told that the first object appeared in the horizon at about 6pm and remained visible until about 5am. The second object appeared at 4am and faded away at 11am. </p> <p>Sheminderpal Singh also reported that he had noticed a delay of four minutes in the appearance of one of the objects each consecutive day. Also, the object was the most brightest light in the sky and moved with respect to the stars.</p> <p>“Our task was to determine whether these unidentified objects were celestial or terrestrial,” Tushar Prabhu, a senior astronomer and a member of the IIAP team, said.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong><br /> After using theodolite, an instrument to measure the horizontal and vertical location of the objects, astronomers have concluded that the luminous object observed from Point 4715 were in fact harmless planets Jupiter and Venus.</p> <p>Astronomers theorize that onlookers might have been confused as the high altitude makes planets appear much brighter than usual.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The flying objects had apparently violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that India shares with China 155 times between April 2012 and February 2013.</p> </div> </div> </div> Army personnel Chinese aircraft flying intruders India jupiter LOC over Ladakh Services Technology Top Story Venus Sat, 27 Jul 2013 05:13:39 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701713394 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Watch the luminous dance of the “planetary trio” in sky! http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130523/watch-luminous-dance-%E2%80%9Cplanetary-trio%E2%80%9D-sky-id-1701713198.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Keep your fingers crossed that the sky stays clear in the next few days, as it going to be a splendorous sight, on the May 28. Start the countdown from the May 24 to May 29 and watch Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter, dance together in a dazzling and incandescent triangle in the sky!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/plaet-inner.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="126" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> The planetary trio</strong><br /> The planetary trio, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter will be assembling together, at their closest to form a luminous triangle shape in the next few days. They will be gathering close to each other in bright twilight if the horizon stays unobstructed. Keep your eyes focused towards the West after the sun sets on the late May evenings and get a peek at the shining Jupiter and Venus.</p> <p><strong>The celestial phenomenon</strong><br /> The May 28 will see the dazzling Mercury join these two – so can we safely call it a triple conjunction or a planetary trio? We think a trio describes it better. The three planets will be form a perfect fit into a circle with a diameter spaced just about 5 degrees apart. The closest grouping of the trio is expected on the May 26 and this will be a spectacle of its kind till the year 2021.</p> <p>After sunset, shift your eye focus to the sky and see the brightest Jupiter first as Venus will be partially shielded by the twilight rays till Mid-May. Late May, all three planets will approach each other closely and can be easily spotted if the view is not blocked by buildings or tall trees in the Western Horizon.</p> <p>On the May 23, Venus and Jupiter will come as close and will be only 5 degrees apart and will be closely seen if you pick up a pair of binoculars. The May 24, we will be able to spot Mercury pass Venus as close as 2 degrees. At this time, at twilight, the planets will take the form of a bright triangle say the astronomers. </p> <p>The three celestial bodies, will stay in a 5 degree circular diameter and plan to stay in that position till the May 29.</p> <p>The most closeted shape of the triangle will be seen on the May 26 and they will start to disperse from each other on the May 27. </p> <p>This kind of a phenomenon was last seen in May 2011 and may happen again in October 2015 speculate the scientists.</p> <p>Venus will be passing Jupiter in right ascension, at a mere tiny distance of 1 degree. Just imagine the two illuminated celestial bodies only a degree apart and all you need are the binoculars to view this mesmerizing sight!</p> Astronomers Binoculars bright degree Earth jupiter luminous mercury sky Space Top Story triangle Twilight United States Venus Thu, 23 May 2013 05:19:03 +0000 Minnie Mahendru 1701713198 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Catch the view of four planets coming closer this week http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110509/catch-view-four-planets-coming-closer-week-id-101701710146.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the StarDate magazine, four visible planets will appear together in the wee hours of the morning this week. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/venus_magellan.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Four planets, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury, will be easily noticeable in the southern states during the pre-dawn sky between May 9 and 12.</p> <p>Though they are far apart from each other, on May 10 and 11, Venus and Jupiter will come closer to each other.</p> <p><strong>Southern states to enjoy best view</strong><br /> The residents of the southern states are likely to enjoy the best view of this spectacular sight which appears once in a decade or so.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On May 10 and 11, Jupiter and Venus can be easily spotted lower side in the east, between 5am to 5:45 am, as after moon, these are the brightest objects in the sky.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110509/catch-view-four-planets-coming-closer-week-id-101701710146.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110509/catch-view-four-planets-coming-closer-week-id-101701710146.html#comments jupiter mars mercury moon planets Planets coming closer Space Top Story United States Venus Venus brightest Mon, 09 May 2011 15:50:36 +0000 Anupreet Kaur 1701710146 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Japanese probe enters orbit around Venus http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101208/japanese-probe-enters-orbit-around-venus-id-10144365.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tokyo -- Japan says it is waiting to re-establish contact with its Akatsuki probe as it enters orbit around Venus after a six-month flight to the cloud-shrouded planet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The main engine of the spacecraft was fired late Monday in a maneuver intended to allow the Venus' gravity to capture the probe.</p> <p>Akatsuki then lost contact with Earth as it moved behind Venus, the BBC reported.</p> <p>Japanese scientists said they would know by late Tuesday whether the operation to insert the satellite into the correct orbit had been successful.</p> <p>The 1,100-pound spacecraft carries five cameras that are sensitive in the infrared and ultraviolet parts of the electromagnetic spectrum to allow studies of the planet's surface through the thick cloud cover.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101208/japanese-probe-enters-orbit-around-venus-id-10144365.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101208/japanese-probe-enters-orbit-around-venus-id-10144365.html#comments Akatsuki engine fired Japan Japan orbit plant spacecraft Venus Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:42:33 +0000 Prince damin 144365 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Evidence of an 'active' Venus found http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101026/evidence-039active039-venus-found-id-10133070.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Santa Cruz, Calif. -- New evidence suggests beneath its obscuring cloud cover Venus may be geologically active like the present Earth, not long dead like Mars, U.S. scientists say.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 1,000 volcanoes have been observed on the surface of Venus but scientists have long sought definitive evidence that the planet is active today, ScienceNews.org reports.</p> <p>Now, planetary geologists say they have spotted a lava flow that is could be just decades old.</p> <p>"The flow we studied seems to be very young -- it is still warm inside," Nataliya Bondarenko, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101026/evidence-039active039-venus-found-id-10133070.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101026/evidence-039active039-venus-found-id-10133070.html#comments Earth mars Microwave NASA News Science & Medicine United States Venus Tue, 26 Oct 2010 05:17:53 +0000 Rakhi 133070 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Stargazers to spot the brightest Jupiter in 50 years http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100919/stargazers-spot-brightest-jupiter-50-years-id-10128942.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to witness once-in-a-lifetime event, better catch Jupiter this week in the night sky.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/62029jupiter-640x480-2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The solar system’s largest planet will outshine everything in the night sky, except the moon, when it makes its closest approach to earth in 50 years.</p> <p>Tony Phillips, an astronomer under contract with NASA stated, "Jupiter is so bright right now, you don't need a sky map to find it. You just walk outside and see it. It's so eye-catching. To an experienced observer, the difference is notable.”</p> <p><strong>The “night of opposition”</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jupiter along with its many moons will easily be seen with the naked eye but a telescope and binoculars can afford an even better view. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100919/stargazers-spot-brightest-jupiter-50-years-id-10128942.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100919/stargazers-spot-brightest-jupiter-50-years-id-10128942.html#comments 2022 Astronomy brightest close-encounter Earth elongated elliptical orbits jupiter moon naked eye September 20th Space telescope Top Story United States Venus Sun, 19 Sep 2010 11:00:57 +0000 Neka Sehgal 128942 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Clijsters, Venus win easily at U.S. Open http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100903/clijsters-venus-win-easily-us-open-id-10126949.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/Kim%20Clijsters_15.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New York -- Defending champion Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams combined to lose only six games Friday while easily reaching the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Clijsters, seeded second behind Caroline Wozniacki, breezed past Petra Kvitova in an afternoon match 6-3, 6-0. Williams, playing in the evening, was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Mandy Minella.</p> <p>In the round of 16, Clijsters will meet Ana Ivanovic, who got past Virginie Razzano 7-5, 6-0. Williams will meet Shahar Peer, who disposed of Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-4.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100903/clijsters-venus-win-easily-us-open-id-10126949.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100903/clijsters-venus-win-easily-us-open-id-10126949.html#comments Kim Clijsters lead Sports tournament U.S. Open United States Venus Victory over win won Sat, 04 Sep 2010 02:39:05 +0000 Prince damin 126949 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Venus, Kuznetsova advance at French Open http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100524/venus-kuznetsova-advance-french-open-id-10114425.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/Venus%20williams_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="195" height="256" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Paris-- Venus Williams and defending champ Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the second round of the French Open Sunday after taking their opening round matches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Williams, seeded second, had little trouble with Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, dispatching her in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on the clay courts of Roland Garros. Williams improved her record against Schnyder to 11-0.</p> <p>Meanwhile, No. 6 seed Kuznetsova began her defense of her title by overcoming a slow start and notching a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Romanian Sorana Cirstea. Kuznetsova stormed back after losing the first three games to take nine straight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100524/venus-kuznetsova-advance-french-open-id-10114425.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100524/venus-kuznetsova-advance-french-open-id-10114425.html#comments Europe French Open Sports Venus Mon, 24 May 2010 04:30:59 +0000 Pankaj Damin 114425 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Crescent moon, Venus adorned night sky; captivated sky gazers http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100517/crescent-moon-venus-adorned-night-sky-captivated-sky-gazers-id-10113360.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In what can be termed as a celestial show that enthralled the sky gazers in most parts of Southeast Asia, the crescent moon eclipsed Venus last night.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/xin_43206041917335782550329.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Called the planetary occultation by the astronomers, the event occurred when crescent moon came between Earth and Venus on Sunday.</p> <p><strong>Occultation mesmerizes observers</strong><br /> To the naked eye, the phenomenon was visible like a bright star (Venus) appearing on top of crescent moon.</p> <p>Though the astronomical event was not visible in Americas or Europe, most of the observers in Northern Africa, Middle East and Southern Asia witnessed the occultation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most commonly occultation is used to describe an occasion when moon comes in front of a star, like Venus, during the course of its orbital motion around the Earth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100517/crescent-moon-venus-adorned-night-sky-captivated-sky-gazers-id-10113360.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100517/crescent-moon-venus-adorned-night-sky-captivated-sky-gazers-id-10113360.html#comments astronomical celestial show esclipse moon occult Occultation phenomenon planets southeast Asia Space star Top Story United States Venus visible Mon, 17 May 2010 07:48:41 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 113360 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Mercury to be spotted with Venus in a rare celestial dance http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100403/mercury-be-spotted-venus-rare-celestial-dance-id-10106507.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Good news for all sky gazers! The coming week brings the best chance to view the planet Mercury after sunset. Being rather easy to spot this week, Mercury will be seen adjacent to the planet Venus, about 30 to 75 minutes after dusk. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/venus-mercury-sky-show_17904_600x450.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>“From a place with a low horizon, one should be able to get a nice view of these two planets hanging in the darkening sky like gems,” said Geza Gyuk, staff astronomer at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago.</p> <p>An Italian astronomer Giancula Masi caught both the planets in a rare sight in Rome on Wednesday night. </p> <p>“You can enjoy both the planets and the skyline, with the magnificent St. Peter's [Basilica] dome on the right,” said Masi to SPACE.com. </p> <p>Masi used a digital reflex camera to catch the planetary dance. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both the planets, which will easily fit within a single binocular field, will be locked in the celestial dance until April 12. Earlier in Oct. 2009, Venus and Mercury were caught in a similar celestial dance. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100403/mercury-be-spotted-venus-rare-celestial-dance-id-10106507.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100403/mercury-be-spotted-venus-rare-celestial-dance-id-10106507.html#comments Adler Planetarium Geza Gyuk Giancula Masi Joe Rao mercury News Space SPACE.com Top Story United States Venus Sat, 03 Apr 2010 10:02:41 +0000 Ishita Sood 106507 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Williams sisters in same half of draw http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100115/williams-sisters-same-half-draw-id-1097205.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/Venus.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="197" height="256" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Melbourne -- Serena Williams faces a half of the draw that features six Top 10 players, including her sister Venus, as she seeks a fifth Australian Open title.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The year's first Grand Slam event opens Monday and women's singles final is scheduled for Jan. 30. Serena Williams, the defending champion, has won the event in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. The road to a fifth championship including a first-round match against Urszula Radwanska.</p> <p>Williams lost the Medibank International finals to Elena Dementieva Friday and appeared to be bothered with a left leg injury, which could be an issue in Melbourne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100115/williams-sisters-same-half-draw-id-1097205.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100115/williams-sisters-same-half-draw-id-1097205.html#comments Sports Top Story United States Venus Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:46:33 +0000 Inderjit Singh 97205 at http://www.themoneytimes.com NASA picks Venus, asteroid, and moon for its next mission http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091231/nasa-picks-venus-asteroid-and-moon-its-next-mission-id-1095611.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>New York, December 31 --</strong> The moon, Venus, and an asteroid have been named as the three shortlisted finalists for the next venture by U.S. space agency NASA. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/space1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The unmanned mission, proposed in the wake of the current political pressure, has been initiated from the Discovery program. </p> <p><strong>Final selection of project in 2011</strong><br /> NASA, which has been under considerable pressure to cut costs, is asking scientists to come up with low cost ideas to further space exploration. </p> <p>The proposed project, devised keeping in mind the cost cutting objective, will be getting the green signal in the middle of 2011. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The proposed project will be getting the green signal in the middle of 2011</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091231/nasa-picks-venus-asteroid-and-moon-its-next-mission-id-1095611.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091231/nasa-picks-venus-asteroid-and-moon-its-next-mission-id-1095611.html#comments asteroid cost discovery Earth government Jet Propulsion Laboratory Juno jupiter moon NASA New Frontier New York Space Technology Top Story United States US Venus Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:55:50 +0000 Ishita Sood 95611 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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