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Venus is the second planet from the Sun, named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is similar in size to the Earth, but surface conditions are extreme with an average temperatures of 465C (869F), and 90 times the atmospheric pressure of Earth. Venus is the second planet from the Sun, named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is similar in size to the Earth, but surface conditions are extreme with an average temperatures of 465C (869F), and 90 times the atmospheric pressure of Earth.
[[Image:Earthvenusdiameter.jpg|left|thumb|400px|Earth and Venus diameter comparison (screenshot from '''NASA What's The Difference''')]] [[Image:Earthvenusdiameter.jpg|left|thumb|400px|Earth and Venus diameter comparison (screenshot from '''NASA What's The Difference''')]]
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 +==Venus Tutorial==
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 +A flash tutorial that explains how to view Venus in World Wind can be found at the [http://www.alteviltech.com/WorldWind/Tour/ World Wind Tours Homepage].
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 +==Viewing Venus==
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 +You can view Mars by selecting <code>Start->Programs->NASA->World Wind Venus 1.3</code>, or after launching World Wind by switching to '''Venus''' from the <code>File</code> menu.
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Revision as of 17:40, 18 April 2006

Earth's sister planet Venus is now viewable from within World Wind (using version 1.3.4 or above), it has high resolution imagery, but currently no 3D elevation.

Introduction to Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is similar in size to the Earth, but surface conditions are extreme with an average temperatures of 465C (869F), and 90 times the atmospheric pressure of Earth.

Earth and Venus diameter comparison (screenshot from NASA What's The Difference)
Earth and Venus diameter comparison (screenshot from NASA What's The Difference)


Venus Tutorial

A flash tutorial that explains how to view Venus in World Wind can be found at the World Wind Tours Homepage.

Viewing Venus

You can view Mars by selecting Start->Programs->NASA->World Wind Venus 1.3, or after launching World Wind by switching to Venus from the File menu.

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