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Venus Approach

A series of images taken from the latest data set that was recently released from the Venus Express mission: Learn more about this mission’s investigations into the planet’s thick, swirling clouds. And check out this animation of an earlier orbit,

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Venus Approach

With all the attention on Mars and Mercury the past few days, here’s a previously unpublished view of Venus. I constructed this sequence from raw images taken in ultraviolet light by the Venus Monitoring Camera on board the Venus Express

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Naked to the Wind

Unlike Earth, Venus does not generate a magnetic field. Earth’s magnetic field protects its atmosphere from the solar wind. At Venus, however, the wind strikes the upper atmosphere and carries off particles into space. Scientists think the planet has lost

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The Evening Star in a New Light

Venus has been spectacular in the evening sky lately, the brighter of a pair of stars seen at dusk (the other is Jupiter). In this mosaic of images from the Venus Express orbiter, we see the planet as viewed in

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Catastrophe from the Clouds

Venus could have been much like the Earth. Instead, a stroll on the surface of our neighbor world would be like trying to walk at the bottom of the ocean, due to the thick air—not to mention like walking in

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