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Rainbow-Like Feature Imaged On Venus For The First Time
2014-03-12 08:59:24

A rainbow-like feature known as a ‘glory’ has been seen by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbor – the first time one has been fully imaged on another planet.

NASA Vespr Rocket To Study Venus Atmosphere
2013-11-26 11:12:52

A NASA rocket being sent up to study the atmosphere of Venus is slated for launch on Monday.

Europe-Sized Storm On Venus Monitored By Astronomers Via ESA Spacecraft
2013-03-25 12:47:52

Researchers from Universidad del Pais Vasco (UPV) and Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU) used an instrument on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft to monitor the evolution of the south pole vortex.

Sulphur Dioxide Detected On Venus Points To Active Volcanoes
2012-12-03 08:16:38

ESA officials explain that Venus’s thick atmosphere contains more than a million times as much sulphur dioxide as Earth’s, and offer that most of the pungent, toxic gas must be generated by volcanic eruptions.

Venus Clouds Analyzed By Venus Express
2012-10-08 11:44:18

The Venus Express spacecraft snapped an image last December showing off clouds on Venus, and how they wrap the planet and its entirety.

Venus May Actually Be Cold Enough For Snow
2012-10-01 13:31:29

The European Space Agency said on Monday that Venus Express has spotted an area of Venus that may be cold enough to produce carbon dioxide snow.

Image 1 - Venus Weather Not So Boring After All
2011-09-28 04:26:59

At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view.

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2010-06-24 07:45:00

ESA’s Venus Express is helping planetary scientists investigate whether Venus once had oceans.

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2009-09-16 05:40:00

Observations by the European Space Agency’s Venus Express mission have provided strong new evidence that the solar wind has stripped away significant quantities of water from Earth’s twin planet.

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2008-12-03 13:45:00

A pale yellow dot to the human eye, Earth’s twin planet comes to life in the ultraviolet and the infrared. New images taken by instruments on board ESA’s Venus Express provide insight into the turbulent atmosphere of our neighboring planet.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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