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Venus is a planet with a hot and dense atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide. Although the wind velocity at the surface is nearly zero, at an altitude of 50-70 km, the velocity may be as high as 100 m/sec (about 200 miles/hour).

The current goal of the Venus Wind Project is to determine the wind velocity (speed and direction) of clouds. Citizen scientists measure persistent cloud features from infrared images recorded at the high-altitude NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) in Hawaii.

Meetings

Denver Museum of
Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd

Every other Tuesday
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

DMNS Sponsor
Steve Lee, DMNS
Principal Investigator
Mark Bullock, SwRI
Project Scientist
Kevin McGouldrick, CU, LASP
Coordinator
Art Tarr
Web Site
Marta Lindsay

Members

For more information about the Venus Winds Project contact Mark A. Bullock [bullock@boulder.swri.edu]
To inquire about joining the Venus Winds Project contact Arthur Tarr [arttarr@comcast.net]
Submit content to Marta Lindsay [mlindsay@dmns.org]

 

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