Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Universe - Mercury and Venus

Today on Far Future Horizons we set forth on an odyssey that will take us towards the heart of the solar system and visit the inferno worlds of Mercury and Venus.

Mercury as photographed by the Mariner 10 Space Probe

Scorched by their proximity to the sun, Mercury and Venus are hostile worlds; one gouged with craters from cosmic collisions and the other a vortex of sulphur, carbon dioxide and acid rain.

Venus as photographed by the Mariner 10 Space Probe

Prime examples of planets gone awry, do they serve as a warning for ominous scenarios that might someday threaten Earth?

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The Universe: Mercury and Venus

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