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ESA's Venus Express has detected a surprisingly strong electric field at Venus. While protons and other ions (shown in blue in the inset) feel a pull due to the planet's gravity, electrons (shown in red in the inset) are much lighter and thus able to esca

Monster Electric Winds Stripped Water Away from Venus

New findings reveal how an powerful electric field apparently covers Venus, generating strong electric winds similar to solar winds and stripping away any water in its atmosphere.

JAXA's Akatsuki probe will study Venus' weather patterns for eight to nine days.

Japanese Robotic Probe Successfully Enters Venus Orbit

JAXA's Akatsuki probe has successfully entered Venus' orbit for the second and final time, after being lost in space for five years.

JAXA's Akatsuki probe will study Venus' weather patterns for eight to nine days.

Japanese Robotic Probe Takes Second Try to Enter Venus Orbit Today

JAXA officials confirmed that the Akatsuki robotic probe will take its second and final try to enter Venus' orbit tonight.

Venus And Jupiter Are Having A Celestial Date Tonight

Venus And Jupiter Are Having A Celestial Date Tonight

Two planets are set to make a dramatic and spectacular sighting on June 30. The second and the fifth planets farthest from the sun, Venus and Jupiter, are going to converge at the end of the month. According to astronomers, Jupiter and the stars behind it have gradually slipped lower in the evening twilight. Venus, on the other hand, has stayed up high because of its rapid orbital motion around the sun. The resulting slow-motion convergence, which should be visible in a clear sky through the use of sky-gazing equipment, will give a fascinating view.

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Jupiter Destroyed the First Set of Planets Near the Sun

In the Milky Way, solar systems usually consist of Super Earths that have really short orbital periods compared to our solar system.

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NASA Plans to Build a Base Floating above Venus

NASA has developed a project called the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC).

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Spectacular Jupiter and Big Dipper Meteor Shower all in January 2015

January is a generous month for star gazers.

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Liquid Carbon Dioxide Oceans could have Existed on Venus

Venus is usually described as 'hellish' due to sulfuric acid but it's Earth's twin planet.

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NASA Now Serious about Going to Venus First

The entire platform will be a blimp-like craft that will be the home of astronauts and also a platform for probes.

Venus Zones

Instead of Mars, NASA Eyes Going to Venus Using Solar-Powered Airship

Besides the Moon, the eyes of space exploration groups are on Mars. NASA, however, has its eyes on another planet in our Solar System - Venus.

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