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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…

3 weeks ago

A Twilight Tryst: Venus Meets Neptune in the Dusk Sky

Never seen Neptune? It’s time you should, and this weekend offers a fine time to try, as the faintest planet…

4 months ago

The Surprising Possibility That There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus

According to new research by a team from the LPI, it appears likely that Venus could indeed have active volcanoes…

5 months 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.

6 months ago

How Long is a Day on Venus? Astronomers Make Their Best Measurement Yet

There's a problem with Venus. We don't know how fast it rotates. For a space-faring civilization like ours, that's a…

7 months ago

Lava Flows on Venus Suggest That the Planet Was Never Warm and Wet

A new study on the volcanic highlands of Venus casts doubt on whether or not the planet ever had oceans.

8 months 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…

8 months ago

Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it

A new study supported by NASA has revealed that an ancient ocean on Venus might have been what slowed down…

1 year ago

New Ring of Dust Discovered in the Inner Solar System

Discovering new things in space is a regular occurrence. Astronomers keep finding more distant objects in the outer reaches of…

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…

1 year ago