Welcome to Astronomy & Telescope Astronomy

 
 

  Modules

· Home
· AvantGo
· Content
· Downloads
· Encyclopedia
· FAQ
· Feedback
· Forums
· Journal
· Members List
· Private Messages
· Recommend Us
· Reviews
· Search
· Statistics
· Stories Archive
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Top 10
· Topics
· Web Links
· Your Account
 

  Who's Online

There are currently, 9 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here
 

  Search



 

  Languages

Select Interface Language:

 

  Random Headlines


Computer Control
[ Computer Control ]

 

 
  Venus: Astronomy: Venus - GREENHOUSE EFFECT
Posted on Saturday, December 11 @ 01:33:03 CST by astronomy
 
 
  Venus

GREENHOUSE EFFECT

Spacecraft have also studied conditions above the ground. The atmosphere of Venus is 90 times heavier than Earth's. And with temperatures of about 890 degrees Fahrenheit (480° C), Venus has the Solar System's hottest surface.

Because Venus is closer to the Sun than Earth is, the sunlight it receives is twice as strong. After filtering through the clouds, the light is colored orange and is about as bright as on an overcast day on Earth.

When sunlight warms the surface rocks, they try to radiate the heat back into space at infrared wavelengths. But the heavy carbondioxide atmosphere is largely opaque to infrared light and acts like a thick blanket to keep the heat in. As a result, it is as hot at the poles of Venus as at the equator, and the night side is no cooler than the day side.

 
 
  Login

Nickname

Password

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.
 

  Related Links

· More about Venus
· News by astronomy


Most read story about Venus:
Astronomy: Venus - GREENHOUSE EFFECT

 

  Article Rating

Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Excellent
Very Good
Good
Regular
Bad

 

  Options


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

 Send to a Friend Send to a Friend

 

 
 
Associated Topics

Venus
 
 


 
 
"Login" | Login/Create an Account | 0 comments
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.
 
 


 
 
No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register
 
 


 
  Astronomy & Telescope Astronomy

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2004 by Astronomy & Telescope Astronomy
You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php or ultramode.txt