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The MWG Convention. Hello everyone and welcome to The MWG Convention. We the people of Venus are honored to host this year’s convention. I Seymour Planets am this year’s master of ceremonies. I would once again like to welcome everyone, especially the newcomers to The MWG Convention or The Milky Way Galaxy Convention. As you all know the purpose of this annual convention is; to inform each other about your home, or what you’re here to represent. Without further ado; help me with welcoming Olive Onaplanet, Venus’s first representative. Everyone stands and applauds the speaker as he approaches the podium.

We the people of Venus come in peace to bring forth knowledge of our homeland. He shows the peace sign to the crowd and everyone shows it back in return. Venus, Aphrodite, or Ister which ever you prefer to call it is the second planet from the sun. We are so close to the Earth that we are considered sister planets. Venus as we call her is worshiped because she is the goddess of both love and beauty. “Awwww….” Sometimes our homeland is considered to be the brightest object in the sky, besides the sun. Venus’s orbit is 108,200,000 km or (0.72 AU) from the Sun. The diameter is 12,103.6 km. According to the Venera 7 the pressure is about 90atm which is about the same as the depth of 1 km in the Earth’s ocean. The mass of Venus is about 4.869e24 kg. Our homeland is fairly small being that it is the sixth largest planet. Well that just about does it for the intro, thank you. The crowd cheers in approval of Olive Onaplanet’s speech.

Seymour Planets walks up to the podium to welcome the next speaker. Let’s listen as Putta Socinet tells us about the structure and features of Venus. The crowd welcomes Putta Socinet with a nice applaud. Let me just start off by saying that Venus is made up of many different elements, seven to be exact. However; Venus is made up of mostly one element, and that is carbon dioxide. By examining my chart A pie chart descends from the ceiling behind him. you can see all the elements and how much of Venus they actually make up. These are the following elements and their percentages: carbon dioxide with 96.5%, nitrogen with 3.5%, sulfur dioxide with .015%, argon with .007%, water vapor with .002%, carbon monoxide with .0017%, and helium with .0012%. About 60% of Venus is less than 1 mile in height and 40% is less than .5 miles in height. As you can tell from these pictures, The picture of the pie chart changes to pictures of Venus. the overall landscape of Venus resembles Mars. “Whoa it really does.” The surface of Venus is covered with lava flow. “That is so cool, I wish we had lava” Venus can be compared to the Earth in more than one way. Its soil analysis is similar, it is very flat compared with Earth, and like Earth it once had large amounts of water. However Venus’s water boiled away, all thanks to the sun’s heat. “Thanks Sun!” Putta Socinet looks over at Seymour Planets and asks for a water break. He turns back to the crowd, and the crowd applauds him for a job well done as he thanks them for their attentiveness. Seymour Planets approaches the podium and lifts his hand and looks down at his feet to quiet the crowd. The crowd pauses and listens to what he has to say. Well according to the agenda we are about halfway through Venus’s presentation. We will now have a 15 minute intermission, food and drinks will be sold in the lobby. Please be back and seated; in 15 minutes sharp, thanks.

Seymour Planets makes his way back to the stage as people return to their seats from intermission. He makes his way to the podium and once again raises his hand and stares at his feet to get everyone’s attention. Up next to talk about the motion and weather of Venus, we have Ima Observer. The crowd applauds and Ima Observer shakes Seymour Planets hand as she steps to the podium. Venus revolves around the sun in 224.7 terrestrial days, where as it takes the Earth 365 days to do the same. There are 243 Earth days per Venusian day and retrograde.”Whoa...243 Earth days to 1 Venusian day!” One Venusian day equals to 118 terrestrial days. The clouds of the atmosphere move fairly fast; at a speed of 350k or 224 mph”Man is that fast or what?” and, circle the planet in 4 days. There are pretty strong winds at the cloud tops, but the surface winds are very slow. The winds at the cloud tops move at about 350kph, while the surface winds move at no more than a few kilometers per hour. There are also great stormy clouds there. It is fairly hot on Venus, the temperature is about 750*F, 400*C, or 734*K.”That’s Hot!” As Olive Onaplanet mentioned the atmospheric pressure is about 90. We were supposed to have a special guest Carl Sagan, but he couldn’t make it in time. He was going to speak about an interesting essay he wrote in 1971. Well, I guess that just about does it. Seymour Planets thanks Ima Observer and the crowd claps as Ima and he returns to his seat. Seymour gets ready to announce Venus’s final representative.

Last but certainly not least we have Ben Searchin, who will be talking about exploration on Venus. The crowd claps and Ben begins his speech. He approaches the podium and at the touch of a button the screen descends behind him. As I explain each spacecraft, its picture will appear behind me. I know of ten spacecraft that have visited Venus, and can you believe that one is still in orbit today. “That is unbelievable.” The first spacecraft to visit Venus was the Mariner 2 which visited in 1962. “1962, I wasn’t even thought of then.” Ten years later the Mariner 10 flew by Venus. In 1969; the Soviet Union sent the Venera 7 to Venus, and it actually landed on the surface. In 1975, Venera 9 and 10 were sent to Venus and each returned with pictures. “Two in the same year, they were on a roll.” NASA sent Pioneer Venus in 1978, and it mapped out Venus. Probe Venera 13 and 14 were sent once again by the Soviet Union and they both returned with colored pictures, plus PV14 brought a soil analysis. In 1989, NASA sent up Magellan. Last but not least the Venus Express which is currently in orbit.

The creatures here on mars can definitely handle the heat and wind. As you can tell by Venus’s representatives, we are cold blooded snake like creatures. Our bodies adjust to our surroundings so the heat isn’t a big deal. Besides we’re pretty close to the ground so wind isn’t a big deal at all. ”Pretty close is right!” Over the years we have evolved. Our lungs have adapted to the intake of carbon dioxide. When we feel the need to cool off we find shade it gets hard at times but we manage. Well Seymour that just about does it. The crowd claps as Seymour call out all off Venus’s representatives to take a final bow. The crowd stands to indicate a job well done.

Seymour then stands with his hand raised as he stares at his feet. The crowd quiets down to listen. We will now dismiss for a 2 hour lunch break. Before we dismiss I would like to thank our sponsors. Let’s thank Mars for the food and candy, the Sun for the light and balloons, Earth for water, and the spacecraft and agencies for the transportation of the representatives. You are now dismissed for lunch.Lanisr08 07:35, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

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