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Venus Unveiled (#2210)

The latest in a succession of NASA probes to the planets, Magellan, reveals startling new evidence regarding the surface of Venus. This program examines the exploration of Earth's sister planet and the lively debate surrounding Venus' geological make-up. The absence of ancient impact craters suggests that Venus experiences periodic upheavals that obliterate its surface features, a process unlike anything else observed in the solar system. However, some geologists cling to a more conventional model of the planet's behavior based on volcanic tectonic activity similar to that of Earth. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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