Venus

01.17.17
Gravity wave ripples across Venus' hellish atmosphere
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Gravity wave ripples across Venus' hellish atmosphere

Spotted by Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft, it was likely whipped up by 250 mph winds.

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08.08.16
Venus may have supported life before Earth
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Venus may have supported life before Earth

Climate models show the hellish planet may have held liquid water for billions of years.

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04.17.16
Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds
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Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds

Akatsuki nearly didn't make it, but it's already shedding light on our nearest planetary neighbor.

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12.09.15
Japan's Akatsuki probe successfully makes it into Venus' orbit
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Japan's Akatsuki probe successfully makes it into Venus' orbit

It's been circling the sun since its failed attempt in 2010.

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12.06.15
Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
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Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot

The Akatsuki spacecraft will try once more to get into Venus' orbit -- watch live.

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10.01.15
NASA reveals potential low-cost missions for the Discovery program
10.01.15

NASA reveals potential low-cost missions for the Discovery program

There are five concepts in the list, two of which plan to explore Venus.

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05.13.15
Venus airplane concept could be a working prototype in a few years
05.13.15

Venus airplane concept could be a working prototype in a few years

Northrop Grumman has been toying with the idea of sending an inflatable aircraft to Venus since at...

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