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venus express aerobraking
2014-07-30 03:00:26

ESA’s 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.

ESA's Venus Express Probe Is On The Rise One Final Time
2014-07-14 14:35:17

After a successful end to a long mission, ESA is allowing Venus Express to rise one last time before ending its life in a fiery crash with Earth's sister planet.

Venus Express Preparing To Take The Plunge
2014-05-16 03:55:38

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.

Venus Cloud Waves
2014-01-14 10:18:36

A new study focuses on Venus’ lower atmosphere, which is capped by a dense cloud layer that behaves like the surface of a body of water.

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.

New Video Of Venus Released By ESA
2013-01-21 13:53:47

The European Space Agency has released a video of a day in the life of the Venus Express, the spacecraft that is currently orbiting the second planet from the Sun.

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.

MESSENGER Marks 8th Anniversary Since Launch
2012-08-06 09:33:40

Eight years ago this month, in 2004, the MESSENGER space probe was launched on a six-and-a-half year, 4.9-billion mile journey to be the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury.


Latest Observations and explorations of Venus Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

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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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.