Venus

  • Day rate: winds accelerate the rotation of Venus

    The planet’s dense atmosphere and steep mountains combine to affect the planet’s speed. Richard A...

    Strong winds blowing across the tops of mountains on Venus appear to be causing that planet’s rotation rate to speed ...

    Space June 18, 2018
  • Evidence mounts for habitability of Venus-like worlds

    Climate models show exoplanets like Venus could hold oceans under the right conditions. Richard A...

    Venus-like exoplanets might not be super-heated hothouses, say scientists. Evidence is mounting that even Venus itsel...

    Space April 15, 2018
  • Infrared Venus

    Infrared imagery of Venus reveals unexpected detail.

    This view of Venus was acquired by the Japanese Akatsuki probe, which studies the atmosphere of the greenhouse planet...

    Space January 30, 2018
  • Planetary puzzle: what's causing Venus' giant wave?

    A huge stationary structure, spotted by a Japanese probe, defies explanation. Belinda Smith reports.

    Brightness temperature and UV brightness of the Venus disc.© Planet-CWhen the Japanese space probe Akatsuki slotted i...

    Space January 17, 2017
  • How the seasons shift on Mercury, Venus and Mars

    What happens to our neighbours in the solar system?

    As summer approaches in the southern hemisphere and the weather cools in the north, be thankful that our planet’s til...

    Space November 2, 2016
  • Venus Express unveils surprising polar atmosphere

    A few months before losing contact, the Express spacecraft dipped into Venus' polar atmospher...

    An artist's impression Venus Express during the aerobraking manoeuvre, during which the spacecraft orbited Venus at a...

    Space April 21, 2016
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