Sends First Color Images
Venus: the "Hyperdimensional Planet" ....
By Richard C. Hoagland
© 2006 The Enterprise Mission
a quick interplanetary journey of 153 days (below), Europe's latest unmanned
foray across the solar system -- an ambitious mission called "Venus
Express" -- successfully retrorocketed into orbit around the second
planet out from the Sun, early
Tuesday morning, April 11th. Venus
has historically been called a "twin" of Earth -- because it
is almost the same size (95%) and mass (81%) as our own planet. Its history
and evolution are considered critical windows to the origin and evolution
of other inner solar system worlds, including Earth.
was only after the Space Age dawned, however, and the
first unmanned NASA probe, Mariner 2, flew by Venus in 1962, that
it was confirmed that the planet is anything but a terrestrial
"twin" or "sister planet" ... that Venus, in fact,
possesses an environment which the late Carl Sagan aptly described as
"the closest physical environment meeting the classic descriptions
of 'Hell' we are likely to encounter in our lifetime ...."
Venus Express Mission, over the coming two years, promises to
literally "lift the veil" on
many of the truly baffling mysteries confronting planetary scientists
about this highly enigmatic, perpetually cloud-shrouded neighboring world:
(compared to the other inner solar system planets) does Venus rotate backwards
underneath those clouds ... and so slowly -- once every 243 days
(compared to its 225-day orbit of the sun, its "year" -- below))?;
yet, why does its atmosphere (and the clouds) rotate even faster
... also backwards ... in only 4 days -- some 60 times the
rate of the planet it envelopes!?
is the "excess energy" -- required to constantly accelerate
this enormous mass of rapidly spinning "air" ... 60 times
faster than the planet rotating underneath it -- coming from!?
does this radically-behaving Venusian atmosphere also possess many times
the mass, and over 90 times the pressure of Earth's atmosphere
(equivalent to half a mile down in a terrestrial ocean!) on the surface
of the planet?; and why (unlike Earth's "80/20 percent mix of nitrogen
and oxygen"), is this Venusian atmosphere composed almost entirely
(96%) of unbreathable carbon dioxide, and nitrogen (3%) -- complete
with sulphuric acid rain -- and, at a "molton metal
temperature" of almost 900 degrees F.?!
its planned ~500-day nominal mission (spanning two Venusian' "days"
...), the sophisticated instruments carried aboard Venus Express
are expected to return -- after almost a 20-year hiatus in missions sent
specifically to this "sister world" to address these pivotal
questions -- fundamental new scientific data capable (it is hoped ...)
of finally answering many of these baffling Venusian enigmas.
Express' initial 9-day, highly eccentric trajectory will take the
~2800-lb spacecraft (which includes the ~200 lbs of scientific instruments,
and ~1200 lbs of orbit-changing fuel) as close as 155 miles above Venus'
north pole ... and more than 200,000 miles above the opposite south pole
reason for this highly elongated, initial "capture" orbit is
to acquire "synoptic data" on the southern hemisphere of the
entire planet -- as viewed from the high point of that orbit (extending
almost as far out as the Moon is from the Earth). This will be accomplished
via the multiple cameras, spectrometers and other instruments on-board
Venus Express ... before the orbit is drastically reduced, by
timed rocket firings commanded by the ESA controllers in the next few
weeks, to a much smaller orbital ellipse -- by May 7th, ultimately measuring
about 155 miles by 40,000 miles.
this "final science orbit," the Venus Express spacecraft
will be able to view most of the northern hemisphere "up close"
-- before swinging out to about 40,000 miles over the southern hemisphere.
This will allow both high-resolution, detailed observations of key northern
hemisphere atmospheric and surface features and phenomena ( through IR
"holes in the clouds") -- such as the highest mountain on Venus,
called "Maxwell Montes" -- as well as one of its enigmatic,
northern hemisphere "semi-continents," known as "Ishtar
when it has swung out to its farthest distance of about 40,000 miles over
the southern hemisphere, the instruments aboard Venus Express
will be able to take more synoptic readings of a much larger surface area
-- for context comparisons with the detailed views acquired half an orbit
spacecraft will take only about 24 hours to complete a survey of the sub-orbital
"strip" directly below the spacecraft, as seen from orbit --
a period specifically designed to fit the rotation of the ESA tracking
stations (radio antennae), on a rotating Earth, into synchronization with
the Venus-orbitng/scanning spacecraft -- as ESA listens and records the
downlinked scientific and engineering data coming back via the
Venus Express' telemetery.
was from near the high point of this initial, 9-day orbit, on April 12th
(from about 128,000 miles -- a distance of about half way to our Moon)
that Venus Express sent to Earth its first historic images from
Venus -- including, two highly intriguing color and false-color views
of the southern Venusian pole and remarkable atmospheric dynamics.
first image (below) is from the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging
Spectrometer (VIRTIS). The visible part of the composite (left) shows
the sunlit southern hemisphere with a yellowing streamer of cloud winding
half way around the planet toward the southern rotational pole.
other half of this ESA composite image (right) is a false-color view of
the nightside of Venus -- taken in the infrared. The brightly glowing
bands still seen winding inward toward the dark rotational polar "vortex,"
are caused by intervening clouds seen silhouetted against Venus' highly
heated ~900-degree F. surface! Where the image is dark, the clouds are
thick, blocking the high radiant surface heat; where the clouds are thin,
more heat from the shimmering cauldron undermeath the clouds is visibly
escaping ... in part, captured by the Venus Express VIRTIS instrument
128,000 miles above.
high scientific interest already is the dark "polar voretex"
of inward swirling clouds seen precisely over Venus' rotational axis.
By studying time-lapse images taken with the (obviously high-quality)
VIRTIS instrument over the next few days, the ESA scientists focusing
on atmospheric dynamics will be able to study at least one full, 4-day
retrograde rotation of the entire Venusian atmosphere ... before Venus
Express even completes its own first 9-day orbit of the planet!
it settles into its much smaller and faster science orbit, the VIRTIS
instrument will be able to image both poles every 12 hours, thus tracking
the detailed movement and development of the cloud features rushing in,
in hope of contributing to the uravelling of the TOTALLY mysterious "super
rotation" of the entire Venusian atmosphere.
second image now sent back to Earth by Venus Express (below)
is from the wider-angle Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC). Taken in ultraviolet
light, it previews the horizon-to-horizon wide-angle views it will be
taking of the total Venusian planetary atmospheric dynamics -- after the
spacecraft orbit has been reduced to it's final operating altitude.
image, too, shows the swirl of bright, opaque clouds sweeping in toward
the southern pole ....
* * *
new to Enterprise may have noted the potentiually curious reference
in our title, to Venus being a "hyprdimensional" planet.
fact that both NASA and ESA scientists still find Venus' retrograde, atmospheric
"super-rotation" to be a continuing scientific mystery ("...
it's really embarrassing how little we know," University of Michigan
planetary scientist, Stephen Bougher admitted in a
recent Washington Post article. "The cloud top winds
are so strong on a planet that rotates so slowly. Why?") -- and has
been going on over two entire generations of space missions.
-- would indicate that the real explanation for this "impossible"
phenomenon might lie in Venus itself.
its ability to, somehow, "gain access to an unseen, currently unacknowledged,
additional source of energy ..." (in addition to the well-known
solar heating of its atmosphere, and Venus imparting to that atmosphere
part of its own rotational momentum ...).
that, of course, directly brings in a "Hyperdimensional Physics"
This HD Theory -- vis a vis the
Planet Venus -- can first be tested viaVenus Express, simply
by its remeasuring
more accurate locations for the previously-known ancient volcanoes,
mapped on the Venusian surface (via NASA's Magellan Mission over
a decade ago) using radar through the clouds. These new Venus Express
measurements, by (in the Model) simply confirming this earlier Venus mapping,
would also immediately cofirm the "inscribed tetrahedral model"
for "HD Planetary Physics and Surface Signatures due to Upwellings"
... cartainly, as it applies to Venus.
test can easily be carried out as part of the normally planned Venus
Express surface observations -- as the spacecraft will already be
looking through certain "windows" in the atmospheric transmission
bands of infrared radiation coming from the surface heat ... and determining
more accurate positions via infrared, of ALL the surface features currently
located on Venusian gedetic maps via Magellan's radar.
radiation" ... that we already know (courtesy of the VIRTIS image,
above) this VIRTIS instrument can easily detect ... and through
this Venus atmosphere.
other instruments on-board Venus Express (above) -- such as an
atmospheric analysis instrument called "the Planetary Fourier Spectrometer"
(PFS) -- the existence of CURRENT volcanic activity on Venus could also
be detected! This, through the near-real-time, localized atmospheric composition
PFS measurements to be made over known volcanic regions established
via previous missions, as well as the on-orbit VMC and VIRTIS camera observations.
current upwelling "hotspot" activity detected on Venus via this
new Mission -- if the HD Model is the underlying mechanism shaping
the Venus surface we now see (as, it appears to be an "operative
planetary evolutionary mechanism" throughout the rest of
the solar system ...) -- means these new Venus Express volcano
measurements must confirm the "inscribed
tetrahedral upwelling model" already seen operating on "Earth,"
"Mars," "Jupiter," etc., etc. ...
major, related prediction of the HD Model is that Venus owes her cerruent
high surface temperatures "primarily, not to external 'greenhouse
effects' from 'sunlight trapped by the high-density, CO2 Venusian atmosphere
..." but "to an almost runaway,internal HD source!"
first clue is this MAJOR, retrograde rotation of the entire planet
-- coupled with that sixty times faster "super -rotation"
of the planetary atmosphere above it ... strongly indicating that "something"
is dumping massive amounts of "additional angular momentum"
into the entire Venus system ... and, its being manifesting first
as "an accelerating kinetic energy, involving the gross motion of
the entire planetary atmosphere"
this is indeed taking place -- if this"excess energy" somehow
being currently transmitted into Venus, is first revealing itself
in the form of an impossible "atmospheric super-rotation" --
its appearance within the solid planet could also be recognized
... via another elementary signature,. "additional entropic
dissipation" .... I.e.:
massive internal heating of Venus!
Venus Express test for this hypothesis will be the discovery,
not just of a few currently active volcanic plumes (and, at "tetrahedral
latitudes"), but surface and underground evidence of currently high,
INTERNAL Venusian temperature ... increasing rapidly with depth--
over the Planet!
there's the mysterious "locking" of the backward rotation
of Venus to the forward orbital motion of the Earth around the
Sun; every two years -- when Venus and Earth are lined up closest to each
other, in a direct line with the Sun -- Venus has also turned on its own
axis exactly 3 times .. meaning that, the
SAME hemisphere of Venus is ALSO directly lined up with the Earth!
It's called a "3:2 resonance."
NO ONE, in the American or European planetary science communities, has
the faintest clue as to the reason "why" ....
... a plausible, 3-D "celestial mechanics-type" explanation
(it's NOT a "tidal effect"; the gravitational forces between
the two planets are orders of magnitude too small ...) for how this "invisible
... yet somehow 'connected' planetary rotational physics" could actually
one, that is, but the proponents of the HD Model.
backward rotation ... rotation ... rotation.
... higher-level, hyperdimensional rotation (beyond this dimension),
creating resonant rotational (torquing) forces projected into
this dimension via the intervening medium of the aether ... thus,
encouraging a "lower-level" (3-D) synchronization of the inertial
rotational/orbit relationships of both objects, Earth and Venus ... and
HD rotational effects were first confirmed via the Enterprise's
on-going "accutron measurement tests," being conducted currently
at Coral Castle, in southern Florida. Most notably, these predicted "rotational
effects" were strikingly
apparent as changes in the frequency (constrained rotation) of the tuning
fork in an Accutron watch -- recorded during the recent (2004) Summer
Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun (see data, below).
strikingly anomalous "rotational effects" were again confirmed
during a later, partial solar eclipse taking place in Florida -- when
the eclipse track took the Moon's shadow over Coral Castle (and the Accutron
instrumentation) in the Spring of 2005 ....
Venus and the Moon have the power, somehow, to "reach out" --
the former, across 25 million miles of "empty" space in the
Summer of 2004 -- and visibly affect the miniscule rotational
vibration (above) of an Accutron watch (!) ... what far greater
power does its Hyperdimensional Influence have upon the entire, rotating
Earth ... and, vice versa?
-- how can Venus Express now test this MAJOR "rotational
interaction effect," predicted by the HD Physics Hypothesis?
time, from a
new spacecraft ....
Venus itself !?
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