Venus

It Looks Like There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus

Venus' surface is no stranger to volcanoes. Radar images show more than 1,000 volcanic structures on the planet. But for…

2 weeks ago

Instead of Going Straight to Mars, Astronauts Should Make a Slingshot Past Venus First

Every 26 months, the orbits of both Earth and Mars conspire to make travel between the two planets shorter. Launching…

3 weeks ago

More Details On NASA’s VERITAS Mission, Which Could Go to Venus

Venus has always been a bit of the odd stepchild in the solar system.  It’s similarities to Earth are uncanny:…

3 weeks ago

The Atmosphere On Venus Rotates Faster than the Planet, and Now Astronomers Think They Know Why

Venus is unique—almost—in our Solar System because it's what's known as a "super-rotator." That means that Venus' atmosphere rotates faster…

3 months ago

The Surprising Possibility That There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus

According to new research by a team from the LPI, it appears likely that Venus could indeed have active volcanoes…

7 months ago

Stingray Glider to Explore the Cloudtops of Venus

Researchers at the University of Buffalo's CASH Lab are working on a glider inspired by the stingray to explore Venus.

9 months ago

How Long is a Day on Venus? Astronomers Make Their Best Measurement Yet

There's a problem with Venus. We don't know how fast it rotates. For a space-faring civilization like ours, that's a…

10 months ago

Lava Flows on Venus Suggest That the Planet Was Never Warm and Wet

A new study on the volcanic highlands of Venus casts doubt on whether or not the planet ever had oceans.

10 months ago

Venus Could Have Supported Life for Billions of Years

A new study by a team of NASA scientists indicates that Venus could have been habitable for billions of years…

11 months ago

Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it

A new study supported by NASA has revealed that an ancient ocean on Venus might have been what slowed down…

1 year ago