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Venus : the planet second in order from the sun — Webster

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Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. The planet is named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. After the Moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6, bright enough to cast shadows. Because Venus is an inferior planet from Earth, it never appears to venture far from the Sun: its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8°. Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, for which reason it has been known as the Morning Star or Evening Star. Venus is classified as a terrestrial planet and it is sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet” due to the similar size, gravity, and bulk composition. — Wikipedia

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Venus News -- ScienceDaily Planet Venus News. Science articles on the planet Venus including up-to-date detailed images, related missions and more.

  • Why Venus rotates, slowly, despite sun's powerful...
    on April 20, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    If not for the soupy, fast-moving atmosphere on Venus, Earth's sister planet would likely not rotate. Instead, Venus would be locked in place, always facing the sun the way the same side of the moon always faces Earth.

  • Could acid-neutralizing life-forms make habitable...
    on December 21, 2021 at 12:06 am

    A new study supports the longstanding idea that if life exists, it might make a home in Venus' clouds. The study's authors identified a chemical pathway by which life could neutralize Venus' acidic environment, creating a self-sustaining, habitable pocket in the clouds.

  • Did Venus ever have oceans?
    on October 13, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Astrophysicists have investigated the past of Venus to find out whether Earth's sister planet once had oceans.

  • Earth and Venus grew up as rambunctious planets
    on September 27, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Using machine learning and simulations of giant impacts, researchers found that the planets residing in the inner solar system were likely born from repeated hit-and-run collisions, challenging conventional models of planet formation.

  • The weather forecast for Venus
    on July 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Little is known about the weather at night on Venus as the absence of sunlight makes imaging difficult. Now, researchers have devised a way to use infrared sensors on board the Venus orbiter Akatsuki to reveal the first details of the nighttime weather of our nearest neighbor. Their analytical methods could be used to study other planets including Mars and gas giants as well. - latest science and technology news stories internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • The sun as you've never seen it before
    on May 19, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Powerful flares, breathtaking views across the solar poles, and a curious solar "hedgehog" are among the haul of spectacular images, movies and data returned by Solar Orbiter from its first close approach to the sun. Although the analysis of the new dataset has only just started, it is already clear that the ESA-led mission is providing the most extraordinary insights into the sun's magnetic behavior and the way this shapes space weather.

  • NASA's InSight still hunting marsquakes as power...
    on May 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year.

  • Volcanoes may have killed Venus with a runaway...
    on May 9, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    What turned Venus into hell? It could have simply been a steadily warming sun, but new research suggests that volcanoes may have played a role in creating a runaway greenhouse effect. And the same history of active Volcanism almost killed the Earth, too.

  • NASA rocket to measure Earth's life-supporting...
    on May 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Why does Earth support life, while Venus and Mars—and for all we know, any other planet in the universe—do not?

  • Amazing achievements from the Parker Solar Probe
    on May 3, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    In 2018, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe on an unprecedented mission to study the sun up close. The mission was defined with three key scientific goals:


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