The Venus Emissivity Radio Science InSAR Topography and Spectroscopy (VERITAS)

NASA’s VERITAS Mission Breathes New Life

In a win for planetary scientists, and planetary geologists in particular, it was announced at the recent 55th Lunar and…

2 months ago

Venus’ Outer Shell is Thinner and “Squishier” Than Previously Believed

While Earth and Venus are approximately the same size and both lose heat at about the same rate, the internal…

1 year 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…

2 years ago

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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago

Missions Are Already Being Planned to Figure Out What’s Creating the Biosignature on Venus

The discovery of phosphine in the upper clouds in Venus' atmosphere has generated a lot of excitement. On Earth, phosphine…

4 years ago

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…

4 years ago

The Next Generation of Exploration: Back to Venus with VERITAS

In February of 2014, NASA's Discovery Program asked for proposals for the their 13th mission. Last week, five semifinalist were…

9 years ago