ESA’s EnVision Mission Doesn’t Have a lot of Fuel, so it’s Going to Aerobrake in the Atmosphere of Venus

Venus has almost been “the forgotten planet,” with only one space mission going there in the past 30 years. But…

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High Altitude Life Can’t Explain the Trace Gases in Venus’ Atmosphere

The planet Venus is one of the most inexplainable and mysterious planetary objects in our solar system as its surface…

2 months ago

Venus' Atmosphere Stops it From Locking to the Sun

The reason Venus isn't tidally locked could be its thick atmosphere.

4 months ago

Testing an Antenna That Will Float in the Atmosphere of Venus

Radar is finicky.  It is extraordinarily useful for a multitude of tasks, but testing it for some particular tasks is…

5 months ago

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…

5 months ago

Wow. Parker Solar Probe Took a Picture of the Surface of Venus

The Parker Solar Probe’s mission is to study the Sun. But the spacecraft’s instruments have nabbed some pretty impressive data…

6 months 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…

7 months ago

Life Could Make Habitable Pockets in Venus’ Atmosphere

The tantalizing possibility that life exists in the clouds of Venus is once again causing a stir amongst planetary scientists…

8 months ago

Floating “Aerobats” Could be the Best way to Explore the Cloud Tops of Venus

Researchers, with support from NASA, are developing software that will allow balloon-based aerial robots to explore Venus' atmosphere.

8 months ago

Eggshell Planets Have a Thin Brittle Crust and No Mountains or Tectonics

Planets without plate tectonics are unlikely to be habitable. But currently, we've never seen the surface of an exoplanet to…

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