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  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +21 +1

    NASA eyes ‘cloud city’ airship concept to explore Venus

    NASA is considering a spectacular airship concept for Venus exploration. The space agency’s Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate (SACD) has posted potential designs of the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) on its website. The airships have even been compared to a “cloud city” by Space.com.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +11 +1

    Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars?

    Mars One. The Mars Rover. Bruno Mars. Mars Bars. It's pretty clear we're OBSESSED with the idea of Mars, especially in regard to it being a potential colony for earthlings. But is that really the best option? Is there a better place for us to colonize in our solar system? Well, how about Venus? Sure the surface temperature is over 450 degrees Celsius, with crazy pressure, but there might be a smart way around that, making Venus a better option for long term colonization than Mars! How?

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +28 +1

    Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars?

    Mars One. The Mars Rover. Bruno Mars. Mars Bars. It's pretty clear we're OBSESSED with the idea of Mars, especially in regard to it being a potential colony for earthlings. But is that really the best option? Is there a better place for us to colonize in our solar system? Well, how about Venus? Sure the surface temperature is over 450 degrees Celsius, with crazy pressure, but there might be a smart way around that, making Venus a better option for long term colonization than Mars! How?

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +10 +1

    What lies beneath: Venus’ surface revealed through the clouds

    Using observations from ESA’s Venus Express satellite, scientists have shown for the first time how weather patterns seen in Venus’ thick cloud layers are directly linked to the topography of the surface below. Rather than acting as a barrier to our observations, Venus’ clouds may offer insight into what lies beneath.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +38 +1

    Hellish Venus Might Have Been Habitable for Billions of Years

    A team of astronomers think the torrid and toxic world was once a cozy home for potential life. By Shannon Hall.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by dianep
    +37 +1

    Was Venus the first habitable planet in our solar system?

    Its surface is hot enough to melt lead and its skies are darkened by toxic clouds of sulphuric acid. Venus is often referred to as Earth’s evil twin, but conditions on the planet were not always so hellish, according to research that suggests it may have been the first place in the solar system to have become habitable. The study, due to be presented this week at the at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Pasadena, concludes that at a time when primitive bacteria were emerging on Earth, Venus may have had a balmy climate and vast oceans up to 2,000 metres (6,562 feet) deep.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +20 +1

    Giant Mystery Wave Spotted in Atmosphere of Venus

    Researchers have spotted a strange, stationary wave suspended in Venus’ atmosphere. By Elizabeth Howell.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by hedman
    +15 +1

    Armed with tough computer chips, scientists are ready to return to the hell of Venus

    In an underdog city, at an underdog NASA lab, researchers are thinking hard about an undeservedly neglected planet. Venus is Earth's cousin, closest in composition and size, but for decades it has remained veiled. NASA hasn't sent a mission there since 1989; more recent European and Japanese orbiters have made halting progress that stops largely at the planet's thick sulfur clouds. No craft has touched down since 1985, when the last of a series of advanced Soviet landers clad in armored pressure vessels endured a couple hours before succumbing to the deep-ocean pressure and furnacelike temperature of the planet's surface.

  • Image
    9 months ago
    by larylin
    +17 +1

    Akatsuki's Amazing Views of Venus - Sky & Telescope

    Its engine blew up seven years ago, and by all rights the Japanese spacecraft Akatsuki shouldn't have survived. However, engineers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) refused to give up. The spacecraft not only survived its deep-space catastrophe, but it's now safely in orbit around Venus and producing breathtaking images of swirling clouds at multiple levels within the planet's dense atmosphere that have never been glimpsed before. Scientists from the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft...