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On Aug. 9, 2021, ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft passed within 4,967 miles (7,995 kilometers) of the surface of planet Venus.

The joint European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured this view of Venus on 10 August 2021 as the spacecraft passed the planet for a gravity assist manoeuvre.

New data analysis techniques allow evidence of recent volcanism to be found in old Magellan spacecraft data.

ESA Gets Ready For Double Venus Flyby

The two spacecraft need the gravitational swingby to help them lose a little orbital energy in order to reach their destinations towards the centre of the Solar System.

The Weather Forecast For Venus

Little is known about the weather at night on Venus as the absence of sunlight makes imaging difficult.

Traces of the gas phosphine point to volcanic activity on Venus, according to new research from Cornell University.

A new analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice.

Although Earth and Venus are similar in size and location, they are very different worlds today. While Earth has oceans of water and abundant life, Venus is dry and fiercely inhospitable.

During a brief swing by Venus, NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet's upper atmosphere.

How Long Is A Day On Venus?

Venus is an enigma. It's the planet next door and yet reveals little about itself.

Fundamental properties of the planet Venus, such as its internal mass distribution and variations in length of day, have remained unknown.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.

At some point between 300 million and 1 billion years ago, a large cosmic object smashed into the planet Venus, leaving a crater more than 170 miles in diameter.

A trio of papers provide new insight into the composition and evolution of the surface of Venus, hidden beneath its caustic, high temperature atmosphere. Utilizing imaging from orbit using multiple wavelengths - six-band spectroscopy proposed as part of the VERITAS and EnVision missions - scientists can map the iron content of the Venusian surface and construct the first-ever geologic map.

An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet's geological history.

Volcanoes On Venus Are Still Active

A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet.

Imagine Earth. Now fill the skies with thick, Sun-obscuring clouds of sulfuric acid; boil off the oceans by cranking up the temperature to 900 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 500 degrees Celsius), and boost the air pressure high enough to flatten you like a pancake.

As it sped away from Venus, NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft captured this seemingly peaceful view of a planet the size of Earth, wrapped in a dense, global cloud layer.

Planetary-scale waves are thought to play a role in powering the yet-unexplained atmospheric superrotation of Venus.

Images from the Akatsuki spacecraft unveil what keeps Venus's atmosphere rotating much faster than the planet itself.

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