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Dec 9, 2015 12:47 PM ET // Jason Major
The Japanese space agency JAXA has released a confirmation that their Venus mission Akatsuki did indeed enter orbit at Venus on Dec. 7 (JST) -- and this is the view from orbit.
Dec 7, 2015 02:33 PM ET // Jason Major
After five years of soaring around the solar system Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft has performed the necessary maneuver to enter orbit around Venus!
Nov 30, 2015 03:53 PM ET // Jason Major
A Japanese spacecraft, which failed to make it into Venus orbit in 2010, is making a return trip to the planet after being stuck in solar orbit and engineers are hopeful it will complete its mission.
Oct 5, 2015 03:31 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
It's been 40 years since the Soviet Venera 9 spacecraft transmitted the first images of Venus' hellish landscape -- are there plans to go back?
Sep 9, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On Thursday morning (Sept. 10) skywatchers can glimpse the moon, Venus and Mars in a stunning celestial display.
Sep 8, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If you see a bright light just above the horizon at sunrise, don't panic! It's not a UFO — it's probably just Venus. Continue reading →
Sep 2, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A pressure chamber used to simulate harsh environments, such as what exists on Venus, Saturn's moon Titan and the giant planets, is open for business at NASA's Glenn Research Center.
Jul 17, 2015 03:00 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On the evening of Saturday (July 18) the crescent moon, as it moves eastward across the sky, will appear to pass directly below the crescent planet Venus, which itself is moving westward across the sky.
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