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Expansion Of Landing Areas On The Venus Surface Using Resonant Orbits In The Venera-D Project

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

A problem of determining attainable landing sites on the surface of Venus is an essential part of the Venera-D project aimed to explore the planet using a lander.


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Why Venus Rotates, Slowly, Despite The Sun's Powerful Grip

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Surface of Venus - Vanera 10 Lander

If not for the soupy, fast-moving atmosphere on Venus, Earth's sister planet would likely not rotate.

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The Secret Of Venus May Be Hidden In The Heat Of The Night

The Secret Of Venus May Be Hidden In The Heat Of The Night

Despite being close to Earth and having nearly the same size, Venus is another world.


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First Visible Light Images of Venus' Surface From Space

First Visible Light Images of Venus' Surface From Space

On a flyby of Venus, NASA's Parker Solar Probe captured the first visible light images of the cloudy planet's surface from space, a new study reports.


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Studying The 'Lost Habitable' World of Venus

Studying The 'Lost Habitable' World of Venus

Venus hides a wealth of information that could help us better understand Earth and exoplanets, or those planets outside our solar system.


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High Speed Impacts May Have Shaped Venus' History

High Speed Impacts May Have Shaped Venus' History

New modeling suggests large, high-speed impacts during Venus' early history could reconcile the differences between Venus and its rocky sister planet, Earth.


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Ten Mysteries of Venus

Ten Mysteries of Venus

The surface of Venus is completely inhospitable for life: barren, dry, crushed under an atmosphere about 90 times the pressure of Earth's and roasted by temperatures two times hotter than an oven. But was it always that way?


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During Close Pass, Solar Orbiter Captures Venus' Glare

During Close Pass, Solar Orbiter Captures Venus' Glare

On Aug. 9, 2021, ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft passed within 4,967 miles (7,995 kilometers) of the surface of planet Venus.


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BepiColombo Flies Past Venus During A Gravity Assist

BepiColombo Flies Past Venus During A Gravity Assist

The joint European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured this view of Venus on 10 August 2021 as the spacecraft passed the planet for a gravity assist manoeuvre.


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New Evidence of Recent (Geologically Speaking) Venusian Volcanism

New Evidence of Recent (Geologically Speaking) Venusian Volcanism

New data analysis techniques allow evidence of recent volcanism to be found in old Magellan spacecraft data.


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ESA Gets Ready For Double Venus Flyby

ESA Gets Ready For Double Venus Flyby

The two spacecraft need the gravitational swingby to help them lose a little orbital energy in order to reach their destinations towards the centre of the Solar System.


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The Weather Forecast For Venus

The Weather Forecast For Venus

Little is known about the weather at night on Venus as the absence of sunlight makes imaging difficult.


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New Research Suggests Explosive Volcanic Activity On Venus

New Research Suggests Explosive Volcanic Activity On Venus

Traces of the gas phosphine point to volcanic activity on Venus, according to new research from Cornell University.


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'Pack Ice' Tectonics Reveal Venus' Geological Secrets

'Pack Ice' Tectonics Reveal Venus' Geological Secrets

A new analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice.


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ESA Selects Venus Mission

ESA Selects Venus Mission "EnVision"

"A new era in the exploration of our closest, yet wildly different, Solar System neighbour awaits us," says Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science.


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NASA to Explore Divergent Fate of Earth's Mysterious Twin with Goddard's DAVINCI+

NASA to Explore Divergent Fate of Earth's Mysterious Twin with Goddard's DAVINCI+

Although Earth and Venus are similar in size and location, they are very different worlds today. While Earth has oceans of water and abundant life, Venus is dry and fiercely inhospitable.


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NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study 'Lost Habitable' World of Venus

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NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.



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