Originally Posted by W*GS
gaffe, what is Venus?
gaffe, why doesn't the ISS melt?
I KNOW I KNOW!! ok I think i know. In space its all about extreme heat, and cold. The heat is mostly radiation that materials absorb and get hotter and hotter. So they have developed special insulation that instead of absorbing or letting radiation though, it reflects it off in infared radiation. My dad talked to me about this before but I realize i probably missed a lot. But i remember him telling me once that in space there is no air, so there is no convection, and that somehow is something they deal with by reflecting radiation. But it it re-entered it would be useless against the friction heat the space shuttle had to go through landing back to earth.
Still though I'm trying to understand what is going on. Is Gaff saying Venus is a trapped Comet and not a planet? I am no expert but i trust astronomy science to probably have a pretty good idea of what a planet it.