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ESA Selects Venus Mission "EnVision"

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"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+

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Surface of Venus - Vanera 10 Lander

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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Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus' Atmosphere

Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus' Atmosphere

During a brief swing by Venus, NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet's upper atmosphere.


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How Long Is A Day On Venus?

How Long Is A Day On Venus?

Venus is an enigma. It's the planet next door and yet reveals little about itself.


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The Spin State And Moment Of Inertia Of Venus

The Spin State And Moment Of Inertia Of Venus

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

Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus

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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