Venus 
Venus
by Crash Course
Video Lecture 14 of 47
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Date Added: August 11, 2016

Lecture Description

Venus is a gorgeous naked-eye planet, hanging like a diamond in the twilight -- but it’s beauty is best looked at from afar. Even though Mercury is closer to the sun, Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, due to a runaway greenhouse effect, and has the most volcanic activity in the solar system. Its north and south poles were flipped, causing it to rotate backwards and making for very strange days on this beautiful but inhospitable world.

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Table of Contents
Venus’s Size and Atmosphere 3:09
Hottest Planet in the Solar System 4:04
Slow Clockwise Rotation 6:02
Tremendous Volcanic Activity 8:31

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PHOTOS/VIDEOS
Naked-eye Venus photo taken by Phil Plait
Phases of Venus commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phases-of-Venus2.jpg [credit: Wikimedia Commons]
2012 Venus Transit www.youtube.com/watch?v=34mXua1n_FQ [credit: NASA]
Black drop effect in 2004 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_drop_effect#mediaviewer/File:BlackDrop-Venus-Transit.jpg [credit: Vesta]
Venus Transit www.nasa.gov/images/content/657111main_1-SOT_120606_venus_ca_nc_yellow_001_color_full.jpg [credit: JAXA/NASA/Lockheed Martin]
Venus in real colors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus#mediaviewer/File:Venus-real_color.jpg [credit: NASA]
Earth visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=57723 [credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Image by Reto Stöckli]
Venus www.msss.com/images/science/venus180hem_magellan_big.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Magellan Project]
Atmospheric Drag on Venus www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRAonBSIBck [credit: NASA]
Lakshmi Planum and Maxwell Montes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_snow#mediaviewer/File:Maxwell_Montes_of_planet_Venus.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL]
Artist's impression of the surface of Venus sci.esa.int/science-e-media/img/59/VenusSurface.jpg [credit: ESA]
Venera Images planetimages.blogspot.com/ [credit: Ted Stryk]
Venus Globe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus#mediaviewer/File:Venus_globe.jpg [credit: NASA]
Impact craters on the surface of Venus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus#mediaviewer/File:Mgn_p39146.png [credit: Wikimedia Commons]
Idunn Mons photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA13001_fig1.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA]
Pancake Volcanoes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake_dome#mediaviewer/File:PIA00084_Eistla_region_pancake_volcanoes.jpg [credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory]

Course Index

Course Description

In this Crash Course series, marvel at the wonders of astronomy with your host for this intergalactic adventure, the Bad Astronomer himself -- Phil Plait. In just 40 short lessons, you will learn the basics of the oldest science known to humanity.

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