atmosphere of venus

Rocket Lab is Sending its own Mission to Venus to Search for Life

In a recent study published in Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, the private space company, Rocket Lab, outlines a plan…

1 month 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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.

3 years 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…

3 years ago

Could There Be Life in the Cloudtops of Venus?

A new study by a team of international researchers shows how microbial life could exist in Venus' cloud tops, an…

5 years ago

NASA Plans to Send CubeSat To Venus to Unlock Atmospheric Mystery

As part of its Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, NASA has selected a CubeSat mission to study Venus'…

5 years ago

What is the Weather like on Venus?

The weather on Venus is incredibly hostile, characterized by extreme temperatures, acid rain, lightning storms and powerful winds.

6 years ago

What is the Closest Planet to Earth?

When our Venus (aka. "Earth's Twin") orbits between the Earth and the Sun (i.e. during an interior conjunction), it becomes…

6 years ago

NASA Invests In Radical Game-Changing Concepts For Exploration

As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, NASA recently announced 13 radical proposals for funding and development

6 years ago