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Venus Express

Postby jsc248 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:36 pm

Hi Gang,
In case anyone's interested Venus Express has just returned it's first images. They are the first ever images of the planets south pole. They are visible at [url=http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=39104]http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=39104[/url] Take a look!
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RE: Venus Express

Postby rocka » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:43 pm

[color="#ff0000"][b]Thanks for that.[/b][/color]
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RE: Venus Express

Postby andrew short » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:10 am

Thanks John,
Interesting photos and article,be very interesting to find out what's causing those dark vortexes over the polar regions.

Andrew.
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RE: Venus Express

Postby big dipper » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:50 am

Cheers for the link John.
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RE: Venus Express

Postby gammalog » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:56 pm

I hadn't caught up with that one Andy, so thanks for the 'heads-up'.

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RE: Venus Express

Postby les » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:26 pm

HI John,
I think the Europeans should be justly proud of its space exploration programme,politacal bickering within the EU is very depressing ,its things like this should bring us together,though Im not holding my breath.
REgards Les.
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RE: Venus Express

Postby jsc248 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:56 pm

I couldn't agree more les,
So often the ESA/ESO are overlooked in favour of NASA. NASA has for so long been the sole forerunner when it came to inter-planetary probes, followed by the Russians. Now it's our turn! More and more countries are buying into the space franchise and the ESA is right at the front. I only hope that, as has been the case in America of late, interest in space exploration has lost out in monetary terms to other government contracts. I hope that the ESA continues in it's journey to the future of space exploration.
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