Venus Express

A Swirling Vortex at Venus’ South Pole

Here’s the latest view of the mass of swirling gas and clouds at Venus’ south pole. The Venus Express’s Visible…

9 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…

9 years ago

Universe Today’s Top 10 Space Stories of 2014

It seems a lot of the space stories of this year involve spacecraft making journeys: bouncing across a comet, or…

9 years ago

Morning Star, We Hardly Knew Ya: Venus Express’ Best Discoveries In 8 Years

Venus Express is mostly dead. The spacecraft spent more than eight years faithfully relaying information from the Morning Star/Evening Star…

9 years ago

Venus Express Out Of Gas; Mission Concludes, Spacecraft On Death Watch

After surviving an eight-year mission and a daring plunge into part of the atmosphere of Venus, a plucky spacecraft orbiting…

9 years ago

Venus Express May Be Out Of Fuel After Death-Duelling Maneuvers

After more than eight years orbiting a hellish planet, Venus Express is showing its age. The spacecraft made some risky…

9 years ago

Venus Express Spacecraft, Low On Fuel, Does Delicate Dance Above Doom Below

It's been an interesting year for Venus Express. A few months ago, controllers deliberately dipped the spacecraft into the atmosphere…

9 years ago

Aurora on Venus Versus Solar Activity

It’s a major mystery posed by our sister world. Does the atmosphere of Venus possess upper atmospheric phenomena similar to…

10 years ago

Venus Express Survives Close Encounter With Hellish Atmosphere

It was a daring maneuver, but the plan to put Venus Express lower in the planet's thick atmosphere has worked.…

10 years ago

How Do You Make A Space Weather Forecast For Venus?

Here's another marvel of technology: there are people on Earth who are formulating solar weather forecasts ... for Venus. While…

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