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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.

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2010-04-14 09:07:53

Scientists from the University of Leicester have used observations from NASA’s STEREO and ACE satellites to come up with more accurate predictions of when blasts of solar wind will reach Earth, Venus and Mars.

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2009-02-24 10:35:00

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus.

2009-02-10 12:47:09

The European Space Agency says it is extending the operations of its Mars Express, Venus Express and Cluster missions until at least Dec. 31. The ESA said the Mars Express spacecraft, launched in 2003, has produced breathtaking, high-resolution images of the planet's surface in 3-D and in color.

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2009-02-10 08:45:00

ESA’s Science Program Committee has extended the operations of ESA’s Mars Express, Venus Express and Cluster missions until December 31, 2009.

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2008-12-18 06:20:00

Recent discoveries bring planetary scientists closer to understanding what happened to the water on Venus, which is suspected to have once been as abundant as on Earth.

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2008-10-10 11:20:21

Scientists using ESA’s Venus Express are trying to observe whether Earth is habitable. Silly, you might think, when we know that Earth is richly stocked with life. In fact, far from being a pointless exercise, Venus Express is paving the way for an exciting new era in astronomy.

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2008-09-18 10:10:00

It is well known that winds on Venus are extremely fast and powerful. Now, ESA’s Venus Express has, for the first time, put together a 3-D picture of the venusian winds for an entire planetary hemisphere.

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2008-09-02 16:25:00

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.

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2008-07-17 08:15:00

Starting this week, spacecraft controllers have been executing a series of maneuvers to gradually bring Venus Express closer to its host planet.


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