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Search for moons of Venus

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 16th June 2009, 8:11 pm

A Survey for Satellites of Venus
http://arxiv.org/abs/0906.2781

Abstract wrote:We present a systematic survey for satellites of Venus using the Baade-Magellan 6.5 meter telescope and IMACS wide-field CCD imager at Las Campanas observatory in Chile. In the outer portions of the Hill sphere the search was sensitive to a limiting red magnitude of about 20.4, which corresponds to satellites with radii of a few hundred meters when assuming an albedo of 0.1. In the very inner portions of the Hill sphere scattered light from Venus limited the detection to satellites of about a kilometer or larger. Although several main belt asteroids were found, no satellites (moons) of Venus were detected.

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Re: Search for moons of Venus

Post by NuclearVacuum on 17th June 2009, 1:30 pm

... sad!

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Re: Search for moons of Venus

Post by Olympus Mons on 19th January 2010, 1:50 am

I have a question. Mars has a launch window about every two years. When is the launch window for Venus?

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Re: Search for moons of Venus

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 19th January 2010, 4:31 am

Every 19 months.

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Re: Search for moons of Venus

Post by Olympus Mons on 19th January 2010, 1:02 pm

When does the next widow open?

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Re: Search for moons of Venus

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 6th March 2010, 4:35 am

In May

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=18950.msg555144#msg555144

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