The EnVision mission to Venus will explore why Earth’s closest neighbor is so different. Credit: NASA / JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic / VR2Planets EnVision will be ESA’s next Venus orbiter, providing a holistic view of the planet from its inner core to upper atmosphere to determine […]

Fundamentals such as how many hours are in a Venusian day provide critical data for understanding the divergent histories of Venus and Earth, UCLA researchers say. Credit: NASA 15 years of radar measurements provide new information on planet’s spin, internal structure. Venus is an enigma. It’s the planet next door and […]

Mead crater, the largest impact basin on Venus, is encircled by two rocky rings, which provide valuable information about the planet’s lithosphere. Credit: NASA 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 […]

Scientists recently reported the discovery of the gas phosphine around Venus, which may point to microbial life. Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system and inhospitable for humans — at least in our current form. Credit: NASA/SDO, AIA University of Delaware professors from astronomy, international […]

This artistic impression depicts our Solar System neighbour Venus, where scientists have confirmed the detection of phosphine molecules. The molecules were detected in the Venusian high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner. Astronomers have speculated […]

On September 18, 2017, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot this image from the International Space Station showing the Moon rising above the Earth’s horizon together with Mercury, Mars, the star Regulus, and Venus. Credit: ESA/NASA One has a thick poisonous atmosphere, one has hardly any atmosphere at all, and one […]