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The secret to Venus’ fast clouds News

by David, 30 April 2020 | 0 comments

Image of the planet Venus.

If you think the days feel long, be glad you don’t live on Venus. Our inner neighbour rotates only once every 243 Earth days, but you wouldn’t be able to tell this by looking at it. Venus is cloaked in thick clouds that are whipped around the planet by wind. These clouds complete a lap…

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The seven seas: a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 June 2019 | 0 comments

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There’s a sailing theme to this fortnight’s quiz. See if you can navigate your way to a perfect score! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Venus’ cool past News

by David, 26 August 2016 | 0 comments

A picture of a planet with clouds and oceans.

In some ways, Venus is Earth’s twin – it’s the closest planet to Earth, and it’s almost exactly the same size. But poor Venus flies too close to the Sun. Brighter sunlight and a runaway greenhouse effect makes Venus unbearably hot, with temperatures averaging more than 450 degrees Celsius.

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