Venus

What Deadly Venus Can Tell Us About Life on Other Worlds

Even though Venus and Earth are so-called sister planets, they're as different as heaven and hell. Earth is a natural…

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Could Life Exist in Water Droplet Worlds in Venus’ Atmosphere?

It's a measure of human ingenuity and curiosity that scientists debate the possibility of life on Venus. They established long…

1 month ago

How Much of Venus’s Atmosphere is Coming from Volcanoes?

There's a lot we don't know about the planet nearest to us. Venus is shrouded in clouds, making speculation about…

1 month ago

NASA’s VERITAS Mission Breathes New Life

In a win for planetary scientists, and planetary geologists in particular, it was announced at the recent 55th Lunar and…

2 months ago

Venus “Quasi-moon” Just Got a Name. Henceforth, it Shall be Called Zoozve.

Ask any astronomer, and they will tell you that all of the planets in the Solar System (including those "dwarf…

3 months ago

Why Venus Died

Venus is only slightly smaller than the Earth, and so has enjoyed billions of years of a warm heart. But…

4 months ago

Venus’ Clouds Contain Sulfuric Acid. That’s Not a Problem for Life.

A recent study published in Astrobiology investigates the potential habitability in the clouds of Venus, specifically how amino acids, which…

4 months ago

NASA Selects a Sample Return Mission to Venus

In Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Divine Comedy, the famous words "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" adorn the…

4 months ago

There are Mysteries at Venus. It’s Time for an Astrobiology Mission

When scientists detected phosphine in Venus' atmosphere in 2020, it triggered renewed, animated discussions about Venus and its potential habitability.…

4 months ago

It Doesn't Take Much to Get a Runaway Greenhouse Effect

During the 1960s, the first robotic explorers began making flybys of Venus, including the Soviet Venera 1 and the Mariner…

5 months ago