Venus

Venus’ Surface Tectonics is More Like Pack ice on Earth

Planets move in mysterious ways.  Or at least their surfaces do.  Earth famously has a system of tectonic plates that…

2 weeks ago

Bad News, Life Probably can’t Exist on Venus. Good News, it Could be in Jupiter’s Clouds

A new NASA-supported study by an international team of researchers has determined that life is more likely to exist in…

3 weeks ago

ESA is Joining NASA With Their own Mission to Venus

It’s an exciting time to be a Venus watcher.  Our sister planet, which has been the target of only one…

1 month ago

NASA Orders Up a Double Shot of Venus Missions Amid Questions About Life

NASA's planetary science program is making a big bet on Venus, after decades of putting its chips on Mars in…

2 months ago

What we’ve Learned About Venus From the Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe has been getting in a lot of extracurricular activity lately.  Originally designed to observe the Sun,…

3 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Captured Images of Venus on its way to the Sun

Last summer, the Parker Solar Probe flew past Venus on its way to fly closer to the Sun. In a…

5 months ago

What Looked Like Phosphine On Venus Might Actually Just Be Sulfur Dioxide

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned science fight.  When the discovery being challenged is one of the most public…

6 months ago

A Crater on Venus Indicates the Planet Hasn’t Been Volcanic for a Long Time

Venus may not have had Earth-like tectonic plates or volcanism for the last billion years, according to a new study.…

6 months ago

Solar Orbiter Caught Venus, Earth and Mars in One of its Photos

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft is heading towards the center of the Solar System, with the goal of capturing the closest…

6 months ago

Scientists Have Re-Analyzed Their Data and Still See a Signal of Phosphine at Venus. Just Less of it

The team that detected phosphine in Venus' atmosphere has reexamined the data and confirmed their discovery, with a few caveats…

8 months ago