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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.

  • 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.

  • Trace gas phosphine points to volcanic activity...
    on July 12, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Last autumn, researchers reported finding the gas phosphine in trace amounts in Venus' upper atmosphere, raising the slim possibility of a biological signature. Now scientists say that the phosphine's chemical fingerprints support a different find: evidence of explosive volcanoes.

  • 'Pack ice' tectonics reveal Venus' geological...
    on June 21, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    A new analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice.


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    on October 6, 2021 at 7:03 pm

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    on October 5, 2021 at 6:12 pm

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    on October 4, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Set to launch next year, NASA's Psyche mission marks the first time the agency has set out to explore an asteroid richer in metal than rock or ice.

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    on October 3, 2021 at 9:18 am

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    on October 2, 2021 at 8:21 am

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