Already running on fumes as its fuel reserves dwindled, Venus Express' most recent attempts at maintaining its altitude fell short.
This summer ESA's Venus Express spacecraft daringly dipped into the upper atmosphere of our neighboring planet during a risky but successful aerobraking maneuver. Continue reading →
Heavy metal ferroelectric "snow" may cover Venus' highest mountain peaks, boosting the alien nature of Earth's weird 'twin.' Continue reading →
Exoplanet hunters have just made it easier to identify alien Venuses, in the hopes that doing so will lead to the discovery of more alien Earths.
The European spacecraft has completed a risky aerobreaking maneuver in Venus' atmosphere, allowing critical data of the planet's atmosphere to be taken. Continue reading →
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Even as it ends its mission Europe's Venus probe will be performing valuable investigations of Earth's sister world. Continue reading →
This month, stargazers have a chance to see the five brightest planets in the sky, weather permitting.
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