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.
It's been 40 years since we first saw Mercury up close, and the flyby raised more questions than it answered.
Images from Europe's Venus Express orbiter show that volcanic eruptions may not just be a thing from the past.
The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter has spotted a very terrestrial phenomenon in the high-altitude cloud cover of Earth's hellish 'sister' world. Continue reading →
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