Search results for Planet Venus

Planetary Sciences Dec 20, 2021

Venus will soon appear to sink and disappear right before our eyes

Are you trying to get into a morning routine for the new year? Venus is, too. The planet will undergo a transformation that only happens once every 584 days.

Planetary Sciences Dec 20, 2021

Could acid-neutralizing life-forms make habitable pockets in Venus' clouds?

It's hard to imagine a more inhospitable world than our closest planetary neighbor. With an atmosphere thick with carbon dioxide, and a surface hot enough to melt lead, Venus is a scorched and suffocating wasteland where ...

Planetary Sciences Dec 15, 2021

High-speed impacts may have shaped Venus' history

New modeling suggests large, high-speed impacts during Venus' early history could reconcile the differences between Venus and its rocky sister planet, Earth.

Astronomy Dec 14, 2021

How to see comet Leonard, according to the researcher who discovered it

Now is the best time to get a glimpse of Comet C/2021 A1, better known as Comet Leonard. It's named for its discoverer, Gregory Leonard, a senior research specialist at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Planetary Sciences Dec 13, 2021

New research explains Earth's peculiar chemical composition

Earth's surface environment hosts large reservoirs of hydrogen (H, mainly in the form of water, H2O), nitrogen (in atmospheric N2) and carbon (mainly in carbonate rocks). H, N and C are sometimes called "volatile" elements, ...

Space Exploration Dec 10, 2021

"Newer, nimbler, faster:" Venus probe will search for signs of life in clouds of sulfuric acid

With multiple rovers landed and a mission set to return samples to Earth, Mars has dominated the search for life in the solar system for decades. But Venus has some fresh attention coming its way.

Astronomy Dec 10, 2021

James Webb Space Telescope: A giant leap towards 'other Earths'?

There is only one Earth... that we know of.

Space Exploration Dec 08, 2021

'Would you like a little ice with your exoplanet?' For Earth-like worlds, that may be a tall order

Exoplanets are experiencing a stratospheric rise. In the three decades since the first confirmed planet orbiting another star, scientists have catalogued more than 4,000 of them. As the list grows, so too does the desire ...

Astronomy Dec 08, 2021

Giant stars and the ultimate fate of the sun

Astronomers have a new tool to help them understand giant stars. It's a detailed study of the precise temperatures and sizes of 191 giant stars. The authors of the work say that it'll serve as a standard reference on giant ...

Planetary Sciences Dec 02, 2021

New evidence hints at volcanic activity within Venuses' Idunn Mons

An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests possible volcanic activity involving Venuses' Idunn Mons. In their paper published in The Planetary Science Journal, the group describes the evidence they ...

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