Venus

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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
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    Scientists have recently made surprising observations of Venus' magnetosphere. The study is highlighting some unique similarities between the planets Venus and Earth.
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    Scientists have found evidence for a space weather effect - called a hot flow anomaly - on Venus.
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    The last transit of Venus this century will occur on 5-6 June, 2012. The event will provide astrobiologists with the opportunity to view Venus as an example of a transiting exoplanet.
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    New data from Venus Express shows that Venus spins slower than previous measurements indicated. The detailed measurements of Venus' spin are helping scientists determine whether or not the planet has a liquid core.
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    ESA's Venus Express has discovered an ozone layer on Venus. Comparing Venus' ozone layer to those on Earth and Mars will help astrobiologists refine the search for life on other planets. Comparing Venus to Earth can also help scientists better understand the principles of climate
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