Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
Science

Submission + - The Solar System's Most Spectacular Geology Revealed by 50 Years of Robotic Expl (wired.com)

steben alegiojo writes: "Before 1962, most of the planets in our solar system appeared as hardly more than blurry dots in some astronomer’s telescope.

The most that scientists knew about Mercury, Venus, or Jupiter was their size, surface temperature, and atmospheric composition. But on Dec. 14, 1962, the Mariner 2 spacecraft flew by Venus. For the first time, researchers had detailed and up-close information about another world, helping spawn new scientific fields such as astrogeology and modern planetary science. The planets in our solar system changed from distant points to fully fledged worlds, with distinctive and amazing features."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

The Solar System's Most Spectacular Geology Revealed by 50 Years of Robotic Expl

Comments Filter:

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

Working...