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Scientists want to send humans to Venus before Mars

September 27th, 2022

A group of scientists is now calling for NASA and other space agencies to send a manned mission to Venus before sending one to Mars. NASA has shared plans to send humans to Mars in 2030, but some scientists believe that stopping by Earth’s other neighboring planet first would be a better idea.

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NASA plans to explore the hellish atmosphere of Venus

June 8th, 2022

NASA has big plans to explore Venus within the next 10 years. Last week, the space agency shared details about its Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble Gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) probe. The probe is scheduled to launch in June of 2029. NASA hopes to have it in position to enter the atmosphere by …


NASA captured first-of-their-kind images of Venus that are stunning

February 15th, 2022

NASA designed the Parker Solar Probe to study the sun. However, the spacecraft has also managed to capture a series of first-of-their-kind images of Venus. The images feature the surface of Venus in visible light. A first for NASA. Parker captured the photos using its Wide-Field Imager (WISPR). The images were snapped during two gravity-assisted …

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How long are days on Venus? We finally know the answer

May 4th, 2021

If you’re a space news fan you’ve no doubt read many stories about exoplanet discoveries. Oftentimes, announcements of new exoplanets are coupled with information about the planet’s surface temperature and how long its years are. With that in mind, the idea that we never knew how long days are on Venus — the planet nearest …

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NASA/ESA’s Solar Orbiter just hit a major mission milestone

December 28th, 2020

The joint mission between NASA and the European Space Agency to send a solar probe to the Sun just reached a critical milestone. The probe passed Venus over the weekend, making its closest approach to the planet at a distance of around 4,700 miles.  The probe’s primary mission is to study the Sun, but it …

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Signs of life on Venus may have been found decades ago

October 2nd, 2020

NASA found the clues to life on Venus almost four decades ago but never realized it. A probe that was sent to Venus back in 1978 returned readings that showed the presence of what appears to be phosphine, which may be produced by biological processes. The data supports the recent research that found phosphine in …