Latest Geology of Venus Stories
On Earth, frost is known as a thin, delicate icy covering of frozen water that forms when temperatures dip below a certain point. However, frost on Venus may be much different – possibly made not of frozen water, but from heavy metals like cadmium and mercury.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft has revealed the winds on the second planet from the Sun have been getting faster over the last six years.
ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered that our cloud-covered neighbor spins a little slower than previously measured. Peering through the dense atmosphere in the infrared, the orbiter found surface features were not quite where they should be.
For the next few months, Venus will be softly resplendent in the evening sky, a treat for stargazers â€“ but looks can be deceiving.
Observations by the European Space Agencyâ€™s Venus Express mission have provided strong new evidence that the solar wind has stripped away significant quantities of water from Earthâ€™s twin planet.
An unusual bright spot that has shown up in the clouds on Venus is mystifying astronomers.
Venus Express has charted the first map of Venus's southern hemisphere at infrared wavelengths.
Venus is a planet similar in size to the Earth. Nevertheless, it is quite different in other aspects. On the one hand, it spins very slowly on its axis, taking 224 terrestrial days and, moreover, it does so in the opposite direction to that of our planet, i.e. from East to West.
As ESA's Venus Express orbits our sister planet, new images of the cloud structure of one of the most enigmatic atmospheres of the Solar System reveal brand-new details.
The Planet Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is often called the evening star or morning star and is brighter than any object in the sky except the sun and the moon. Because its orbit lies between the sun and the orbit of the earth, Venus passes through phases like those of the moon, varying from a large bright crescent when the planet is near inferior conjunction (nearest the earth) to a smaller silvery disk when it is at superior conjunction (farthest from the earth). Since...
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