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Venus Glory
Topic: Venus
Summary: A rainbow-like feature known as a ‘glory' has been seen by ESA's Venus Express orbiter in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbour - the first time one has been fully imaged on another planet.

NASA Researcher Finds Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions at Venus
Topic: Venus
Summary: Researchers recently discovered that a common space weather phenomenon on the outskirts of Earth's magnetic bubble, the magnetosphere, has much larger repercussions for Venus.

When Venus Behaves Like a Comet
Topic: Venus
Summary: Venus Express has observed Venus during a period of reduced solar wind pressure, discovering that the planet's ionosphere balloons out like a comet's tail on its nightside.

Astrobiology Top 10: The Transit of Venus
Topic: Venus
Summary: As 2012 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year's top stories. At number 10, scientists watched a rare transit of Venus as it crossed the face of the Sun. Why has Venus been an object worthy of ogling for hundreds of centuries? (Originally published 06/06/2012)

Venus Transit and Lunar Mirror Help Find Exoplanets
Topic: Venus
Summary: When Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun on June 6, 2012, astronomers used the opportunity to watch how the sunlight reflected off the Moon changed during the transit. The technique could help scientists to find planets in orbit around other stars.

Are Volcanoes Now Erupting on Venus?
Topic: Venus
Summary: A new study suggests that active volcanoes on Venus could explain large changes that have been observed in the sulphur dioxide content of the planet's atmosphere.

A Curiously Cold Layer in Venus Atmosphere
Topic: Venus
Summary: A new study shows that Venus has a surprisingly cold region high in its atmosphere, where carbon dioxide might freeze out as ice or snow.

The Transit of Venus
Topic: Venus
Summary: On Wednesday, June 6, scientists will watch the sky as Venus transits across the face of the Sun. Why has Venus been an object worthy of ogling for hundreds of centuries?

New Clues About Venus
Topic: Venus
Summary: A new study is providing surprising insights about the geology of Venus. Data from the Venus Express mission has revealed that the planet's highlands contain geochemically evolved rocks, not just the basaltic rocks found in the volcanic plains.

How to Observe the Transit of Venus
Topic: Venus
Summary: On June 4th, 2012, Venus will pass across the face of the Sun creating an eclipse that will not happen again until 2117. In the past, Venus' rare eclipses have taught scientists important information about our solar system. Data from this year's event could help us study extrasolar planets.

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