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The Spin State And Moment Of Inertia Of Venus

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Fundamental properties of the planet Venus, such as its internal mass distribution and variations in length of day, have remained unknown.


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Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus

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Surface of Venus - Vanera 10 Lander

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.

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Thick Lithosphere Casts Doubt On Plate Tectonics In Venus's Geologically Recent Past

Thick Lithosphere Casts Doubt On Plate Tectonics In Venus's Geologically Recent Past

At some point between 300 million and 1 billion years ago, a large cosmic object smashed into the planet Venus, leaving a crater more than 170 miles in diameter.


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Six-Wavelength Spectroscopy Can Offer New Details of Surface of Venus

Six-Wavelength Spectroscopy Can Offer New Details of Surface of Venus

A trio of papers provide new insight into the composition and evolution of the surface of Venus, hidden beneath its caustic, high temperature atmosphere. Utilizing imaging from orbit using multiple wavelengths - six-band spectroscopy proposed as part of the VERITAS and EnVision missions - scientists can map the iron content of the Venusian surface and construct the first-ever geologic map.


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Venus' Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point To Volcanic Origin

Venus' Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point To Volcanic Origin

An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet's geological history.


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Volcanoes On Venus Are Still Active

Volcanoes On Venus Are Still Active

A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet.


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VERITAS: Exploring the Deep Truths of Venus

VERITAS: Exploring the Deep Truths of Venus

Imagine Earth. Now fill the skies with thick, Sun-obscuring clouds of sulfuric acid; boil off the oceans by cranking up the temperature to 900 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 500 degrees Celsius), and boost the air pressure high enough to flatten you like a pancake.


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Newly-Processed Views of Venus from Mariner 10

Newly-Processed Views of Venus from Mariner 10

As it sped away from Venus, NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft captured this seemingly peaceful view of a planet the size of Earth, wrapped in a dense, global cloud layer.


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A Long-lived Sharp Disruption on the Lower Clouds of Venus

A Long-lived Sharp Disruption on the Lower Clouds of Venus

Planetary-scale waves are thought to play a role in powering the yet-unexplained atmospheric superrotation of Venus.


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Atmospheric Tidal Waves Maintain Venus's Super-Rotation

Atmospheric Tidal Waves Maintain Venus's Super-Rotation

Images from the Akatsuki spacecraft unveil what keeps Venus's atmosphere rotating much faster than the planet itself.


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New Evidence That Venus Has Active Volcanoes

New Evidence That Venus Has Active Volcanoes

New research led by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and published today in Science Advances shows that lava flows on Venus may be only a few years old, suggesting that Venus could be volcanically active today -- making it the only planet in our solar system, other than Earth, with recent eruptions.


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The Return to Venus and What It Means for Earth

The Return to Venus and What It Means for Earth

Now superheated by greenhouse gases, Venus' climate was once more similar to Earth's, with a shallow ocean's worth of water. It may even have subduction zones like Earth, areas where the planet's crust sinks back into rock closer to the core of the planet.


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Giant Pattern Discovered in the Clouds of Planet Venus

Giant Pattern Discovered in the Clouds of Planet Venus

A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki.


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Venus's Mysterious Night Side Revealed

Venus's Mysterious Night Side Revealed

The study shows that atmosphere on Venus' night side behaves very differently to that on the side of the planet facing the Sun (the 'dayside').


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Venus's Turbulent Atmosphere

Venus's Turbulent Atmosphere

Venus is often referred to as Earth's twin because both planets share a similar size and sur-face composition. Also, they both have atmospheres with complex weather systems.


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How Bromine Fits Into Venusian Chemistry

How Bromine Fits Into Venusian Chemistry

Bromine species, and hydrogen bromide (HBr) in particular, could play an important part in the photochemistry of the lower atmosphere of Venus.


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EnVision: Understanding Why Our Most Earth-like Neighbour Is So Different

EnVision: Understanding Why Our Most Earth-like Neighbour Is So Different

This document is the EnVision Venus orbiter proposal, submitted in October 2016 in response to ESA's M5 call for Medium-size missions for its Science Programme, for launch in 2029.



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