The half Japanese and half European satellite is all set on its way to a completely different place. And this different place is really far away, on a different planet, which is none other than Venus. The satellite is on its way to find life or at least phosphine in the atmosphere of the planet.
In case if you missed the news that came a few days ago, the presence of phosphine has been found on Venus’s atmosphere. It is an entirely unusual fact to get the presence of this gas in the atmosphere of Venus, because on earth, we either make it through some man made chemical reactions or through decaying the organic matters. And other than these two, the only left source was the gas known by us were Deep inside gas giants.
There are very less number of chemical engineers performing advanced studies. However, as we all are aware that Venus is not wholly made up of gas. Also it isn’t possible that there’ll be decaying organic matter on its surface because Venus’ atmosphere is very thick. Thus, there’s no confirmation from where does this phosphine come from.
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Here is a post from our neighboring planet #venus . I recorded 13,000 frames and stacked the top 2% in Auto stakkert. In the future I will take more pictures of Venus with different filters to show the surface structure better. But here is a start. At the time of recording, Venus was 90.003 million kilometers away and 42.9% illuminated. I hope you like this post from Venus for starters. Equipment: Telescope: Skywatcher 200/1200 Tracking: Skywatcher EQ-6 Pro Camera: Nikon D7500 Total Frames: the best 2% out of 13.000 Frames No guiding Software: Pipp, Auto Stakkert, Giotto if you like, leave a comment below, share my posts in your story by tagging me @multitrex #youresa #planet #planets #venusplanet #astrophotography #photography #astrophotographer #solarsystem #telescope #telescopes #skywatcher #skywatchertelescope #newton #newtontelescope #nikondeutschland #astronomy #multitrex #astronomylover #astrofotografie #astrophotographylover #germany #nightsky #nightskyphotography
Mercury-bound probe will go past the planet on 15th October 2020. For the first time when it will pass the planet the distance between them will be 10,663km. However the satellite will be as close as 550km to Venus in August 2021.
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Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. Astronomers have speculated for decades that high clouds on Venus could offer a home for microbes — floating free of the scorching surface but needing to tolerate very high acidity. The detection of phosphine could point to such extra-terrestrial 'aerial' life. The international team, which includes researchers from the UK, US and Japan, estimates that phosphine exists in Venus's clouds at a small concentration, only about twenty molecules in every billion. Following their observations, they ran calculations to see whether these amounts could come from natural non-biological processes on the planet. Some ideas included sunlight, minerals blown upwards from the surface, volcanoes, or lightning, but none of these could make anywhere near enough of it. These non-biological sources were found to make at most one ten thousandth of the amount of phosphine that the telescopes saw. – You can check my 2 recent posts to know more about Venus planet and the Phosphine gas. – Source: Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200914112219.htm – #ScientistsKnowledge #Scientists #ScienceFacts #Science #Medicine #Chemistry #Physics #Math #Biology #Astronomy #Space #Venusplanet #phosphine
The MERTIS (Mercury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer) on BepiColombo is made in such a way that it’ll measure the content of light that reflects from the upper layer of the planet. Thus, it’ll use the MERTIS to determine the presence of phosphine on the atmosphere and several other things.