Venus

ESA’s EnVision Mission Doesn’t Have a lot of Fuel, so it’s Going to Aerobrake in the Atmosphere of Venus

Venus has almost been “the forgotten planet,” with only one space mission going there in the past 30 years. But…

2 weeks ago

High Altitude Life Can’t Explain the Trace Gases in Venus’ Atmosphere

The planet Venus is one of the most inexplainable and mysterious planetary objects in our solar system as its surface…

2 months ago

Testing an Antenna That Will Float in the Atmosphere of Venus

Radar is finicky.  It is extraordinarily useful for a multitude of tasks, but testing it for some particular tasks is…

5 months ago

Windspeeds on Venus Change Dramatically With Altitude

Venus is a difficult place to explore.  Only a few missions have ever made it to the surface, in no…

6 months ago

Wow. Parker Solar Probe Took a Picture of the Surface of Venus

The Parker Solar Probe’s mission is to study the Sun. But the spacecraft’s instruments have nabbed some pretty impressive data…

6 months ago

A Private Mission to Scan the Cloud Tops of Venus for Evidence of Life

The search for life on Venus has a fascinating history. Carl Sagan famously and sarcastically said there were obviously dinosaurs…

7 months ago

Floating “Aerobats” Could be the Best way to Explore the Cloud Tops of Venus

Researchers, with support from NASA, are developing software that will allow balloon-based aerial robots to explore Venus' atmosphere.

8 months ago

A new Climate Model Suggests That Venus Never had Oceans

A new study has cast doubt on whether or not Venus ever had oceans, challenging the notion that it was…

10 months ago

There’s Enough Sunlight Getting Through Venus’ Clouds to Support High-Altitude Life

Carl Sagan once famously, and sarcastically, observed that, since we couldn’t see what was going on on the surface of…

11 months ago