Akatsuki

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…

9 months ago

Observing the Night Side of Venus is Actually Pretty Tricky

Observing the dark side of planets is hard. In the visible spectrum, they are almost unobservable, while in the infrared…

1 year ago

Giant Streak Structure Found in Venus’ Cloudtops

A team of researchers in Japan has discovered a gigantic streak structure in the cloud tops of Venus. The discovery…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 11, 2015: Carolyn Collins Petersen

In this week's episode of the Weekly Space Hangout, we're joined by Carolyn Collins Petersen, aka "The Space Writer". We…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 13, 2015 – Paul Gilster and his “Centauri Dreams”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Paul Gilster (centauri-dreams.org / @centauri_dreams),author of "Centauri Dreams" Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg…

8 years ago

Japan’s Akatsuki Spacecraft to Make Second Attempt to Enter Orbit of Venus in December 2015

Back in 2010, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the The Venus Climate Orbiter "Akatsuki" with the intention of…

8 years ago

10 Space Science Stories to Watch in 2015

A new Avengers movie. A reboot of the Star Wars franchise. The final installment of the Hunger Games. The Martian…

8 years ago

Japanese Astronomy Pushes on After Hard Year

[/caption] From faulty spacecraft to two damaged facilities, the past year has been a tough year for Japan's astronomical programs.…

11 years ago

JAXA Considering Second Try at Akatsuki-Venus Rendezvous One Year Earlier than Planned

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is now considering making a second attempt to insert the Akatsuki probe into Venus'…

12 years ago

Faulty Valve Caused Akatsuki Failure at Venus

[/caption] The Japanese space agency has deduced that a faulty engine valve was the reason the Akatsuki spacecraft did not…

12 years ago