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A Magnetic Surprise For Venus Express
2012-04-06 04:04:01

Venus is a rarity among planets - a world that does not internally generate a magnetic field. Despite the absence of a large protective magnetosphere, the near-Venus environment does exhibit a number of similarities with planets such as Earth.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Provides Vital Protection
2012-03-09 03:00:23

A chance alignment of planets during a passing gust of the solar wind has allowed scientists to compare the protective effects of Earth’s magnetic field with that of Mars’ naked atmosphere.

Image 1 - NASA Researchers Study Explosions On Venus
2012-03-06 09:16:43

Venus, often referred to as Earth’s sister planet due to its similar size, gravity, and composition, has been discovered by astronomers to also have a type of space weather event that is commonly found on Earth: a hot flow anomaly or HFA.

2011-10-25 14:10:23

The MESSENGER spacecraft successfully completed its fourth orbit-correction maneuver today to increase the period of the spacecraft's orbit around the innermost planet from 11 hours 46 minutes to a precise 12 hours.

Spacecraft Helps Discover Ozone Layer On Venus
2011-10-06 09:31:01

The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer in the atmosphere of Venus while watching stars from the edge of the planet seen through its atmosphere.

2011-04-08 11:54:47

New analysis of images taken by ESA's Venus Express orbiter has revealed surprising details about the remarkable, shape-shifting collar of clouds that swirls around the planet's South Pole.

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2010-11-23 07:30:37

ESA has decided to extend the productive lives of 11 of its operating space science missions.

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2010-10-07 09:40:00

The polar atmosphere of Venus is thinner than expected.

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2010-09-27 07:00:00

Despite the great differences between the atmospheres of Venus and Earth, scientists have discovered that very similar mechanisms produce lightning on the two planets.

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2010-04-21 08:20:27

Venus Express has completed an 'aerodrag' campaign that used its solar wings as sails to catch faint wisps of the planet’s atmosphere.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.