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1731 Johann Scheuchzer planet orbit Featured Venus Print

1731 Johann Scheuchzer planet orbit

1731 Physica Sacra (Sacred Physics) by Johann Scheuchzer (1672-1733) folio copper engraving drawn by a team of engravers under the direction of Johann Andreas Pfeffel (1674-1748). The orbits of the planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter (and its moons) and Saturn (plus its moons) are drawn as non-concentric circles around the sun. The goal of Scheuchzer's work was to use the best contemporary science to illuminate the biblical account of human history in a sequence of 745 plates. At the time there was little doubt that science (physica) supported the literal truth of the Biblical chronology of creation and history. The frame is a sample of a larger picture

© PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Venuss internal structure, artwork Featured Venus Print

Venuss internal structure, artwork

Venus's internal structure. Computer artwork showing the core (grey), mantle (orange) and crust (light orange-yellow) of Venus. At the centre of Venus is a primarily solid iron core, which underlies a thick mantle made mainly of silicate minerals. On top of this is a very thin crust, which is only around 30 kilometres thick (compared to a maximum of around 70 kilometres for Earth's crust). Venus also has a thick, acidic atmosphere, which traps the heat of the Sun (a runaway green house effect). This makes Venus the hottest planet in the solar system, with surface temperatures reaching over 400 degrees Celsius

© DAVID A. HARDY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Lightning on Venus Featured Venus Print

Lightning on Venus

Artwork of lightning striking the surface of Venus. In the 1970s, the Russian Venera 11 and 12 probes detected lightning. The European Space Agency's Venus Express, in 2006-2007, recorded lightning in the high atmosphere of Venus. The lightning rate on Venus is about half that of Earth. This is the hottest planetary surface in the solar system, with temperatures of nearly 500 degrees Celsius (730 degrees Kelvin). This is due to its dense carbon dioxide atmosphere that traps the Sun's heat in a runaway greenhouse effect'. The surface atmospheric pressure is around 90 times that on Earth. Clouds of sulphuric acid obscure the Sun and the rest of the sky. Venus is the second planet from the Sun, next in from Earth and around two-thirds of the distance at about 108 million kilometres from the Sun. It is regarded as a sister planet to Earth because of its similar size, gravity and mass

© TAKE 27 LTD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY