Venus

  • Untitled
    On August 18th, the two brightest planets will come together in the predawn sky for their closest visible pairing since 1999.
    more...
  • Untitled
    The Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.
    more...
  • Untitled
    A new study has identified the nature of the numerous waves in the atmosphere of Venus.
    more...
  • Untitledsm
    Is a planetary biosphere necessary for the long-term survival of life?
    more...
  • Venus Express aerobraking. Credit: ESA
    After eight years in orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet’s hostile atmosphere.
    more...
  • News_Image_1496
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_87
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_87
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_871
    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
    more...
  • News_Image_1045
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_87
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_87
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_87
    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?
    more...
  • News_Image_846
    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.
    more...
  • News_Image_87
    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
    more...