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A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki.

Venus's Mysterious Night Side Revealed

The study shows that atmosphere on Venus' night side behaves very differently to that on the side of the planet facing the Sun (the 'dayside').

Venus's Turbulent Atmosphere

Venus is often referred to as Earth's twin because both planets share a similar size and sur-face composition. Also, they both have atmospheres with complex weather systems.

Bromine species, and hydrogen bromide (HBr) in particular, could play an important part in the photochemistry of the lower atmosphere of Venus.

This document is the EnVision Venus orbiter proposal, submitted in October 2016 in response to ESA's M5 call for Medium-size missions for its Science Programme, for launch in 2029.

A team of scientists at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently completed a technology demonstration that could enable new scientific missions to the surface of Venus.

The European Space Agency's Venus Express mission has provided a great amount of data from the surface and atmosphere of Earth's inner twin planet.

Venus is famously hot, due to an extreme greenhouse effect which heats its surface to temperatures as high as 450 degrees Celsius.

The Electric Wind of Venus

ESA's Venus Express may have helped to explain the puzzling lack of water on Venus.

Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere

Some of the final results sent back by ESA's Venus Express before it plummeted down through the planet's atmosphere have revealed it to be rippling with atmospheric waves -- and, at an average temperature of -157C, colder than anywhere on Earth.

Japan's Akatsuki Is Orbiting Venus

The nail-biting maneuver that sent Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft into orbit around Venus this week is being celebrated by NASA scientists, eager to learn more about the atmosphere and climate of Earth's enigmatic sister planet.

Destination: Venus

On 9 November 2005, 10 years ago today, ESA's Venus Express spacecraft left Earth and began its 153-day journey to Venus. The craft then spent eight years studying the planet in detail before the mission came to an end in December 2014.

In this image, Venus is just beginning its journey across the face of the sun. Its atmosphere is visible as a thin, glowing border on the upper left of the planet.

Hot Lava Flows Discovered on Venus

ESA's Venus Express has found the best evidence yet for active volcanism on Earth's neighbour planet.

A group of Russian, European and American scientists have found a warm layer in Venus' atmosphere, the nature of which is still unknown.

New Earth-based Radar View of Venus

From earthbound optical telescopes, the surface of Venus is shrouded beneath thick clouds made mostly of carbon dioxide.

Venus is covered by a dense layer of clouds which does not display any noteworthy characteristic. However, when looked in the ultraviolet wavelength, it presents conspicuous dark structures.

Venus Express Snaps Swirling Vortex

This ghostly puff of smoke is actually a mass of swirling gas and cloud at Venus' south pole, as seen by the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) aboard ESA's Venus Express spacecraft.

ESA Loses Contact With Venus Express

On 28 November 2014, the flight control team at ESOC reported loss of contact with Venus Express.

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