Venus

Turns Out, Venus (Almost) Has Tectonic Plates

Underneath Venus’ acid clouds and crushing atmospheric pressure lies a rocky surface studded with geological mysteries.Sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet”…

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Venus and the moon pass a fading Mars in the evening sky this weekend

Home News Skywatching Venus and Mars will appear closer each night leading up to Monday (July 12), when they'll be…

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Mars and Venus Are About to Make Out, Guys

Photo: AstroStar (Shutterstock)The cosmos is in constant motion, and during the month of July, the movements of celestial bodies are…

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Venus: The hot, hellish & volcanic planet

Home References Science & Astronomy Venus’ atmosphere traps heat from the Sun as an extreme version of the greenhouse effect…

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Life on Venus Is Impossible because of Lack of Water, Study Suggests

The amount of water in the atmosphere of Venus is so low that even the most drought-tolerant of Earth’s microbes wouldn’t be…

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Clouds of Venus Too Dry to Sustain Even Extremophile Life Forms, Study Says

The recent suggestion of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus has regenerated interest in the idea of life in…

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Venus doesn’t have enough water in its clouds to sustain life

It has long been thought that intense pressures and temperatures on Venus made life at the surface practically impossible. So…

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Venus’ clouds too dry, acidic for life

High and dry — A new analysis checks the water available in different planets' atmospheres. John Timmer - Jun 28,…

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Venus and the moon will shine bright in the night sky tonight

Home News Skywatching See the crescent moon swing by Venus on the evening of June 11, 2021. (Image credit: SkySafari…

2 months ago

Venus wins stunning 3rd new mission, this time from Europe

Home News Spaceflight An artist's depiction of Earth, Venus and ESA's EnVision spacecraft. (Image credit: NASA/JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic/VR2Planets) Venus scientists have…

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