Latest Vega program Stories
When Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: The Arc of Venus.
Scientists hope to learn more about climate changes here on Earth by studying Venus. A prototype balloon could eventually study the planetâ€™s surface and examine its atmosphere and the bizarre winds and chemistry within it.
Jessica Sunshine is the Deep Impact mission scientist responsible for the onboard infrared spectrometer. In the first half of this two-part interview, she discusses what the comet's nucleus looked like before and after impact, and explains why it's so difficult to piece together the spectroscopic data.
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