Venus Express

‘Rainbow’ on Venus Seen for First Time

by Nancy Atkinson March 11, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Oh glory! A rainbow-like optical phenomenon known as a ‘glory’ has been imaged for the first time on another planet. It was seen in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbor, Venus by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter. Remove this ad Nancy Atkinson […]

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Rare Spectacular Triple Planet Conjunction Wows World! – Astrophoto Gallery

by Ken Kremer May 27, 2013

The rare astronomical coincidence of a spectacular triangular triple conjunction of 3 bright planets happening right now is certainly wowing the entire World of Earthlings! That is if our gallery of astrophotos assembled here is any indication. Right at sunset, our Solar System’s two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – as well as the […]

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Take a Rollercoaster Ride Around Venus

by Jason Major January 21, 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to see what it’s like to buzz Venus like only a spacecraft can, here’s your chance: this is a video animation of images taken by ESA’s Venus Express as it makes a pole-to-pole orbit of our neighboring world. Captured in ultraviolet wavelengths, the images were acquired by the spacecraft’s Venus Monitoring […]

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Are Venus’ Volcanoes Still Active?

by Jason Major December 3, 2012

Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus (ESA/AOES) Incredibly dense, visually opaque and loaded with caustic sulfuric acid, Venus’ atmosphere oppresses a scorched, rocky surface baking in planet-wide 425 ºC (800 ºF) temperatures. Although volcanoes have been mapped on our neighboring planet’s surface, some scientists believe the majority of them have remained inactive — at […]

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ESA: Unveiling Venus

by Jason Major May 24, 2012

With Venus about to get its day in the Sun — very much literally — the European Space Agency has assembled an excellent video about our planetary neighbor. Watch the video below:  Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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