Russia has reached an agreement to explore the planet Venus in a joint mission with the US, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said in a late Saturday interview.
Planet formation was likely even messier and more complicated than most scientists would care to admit, according to new research led by researchers at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
Two spacecraft zipped past Venus at nearly time this week, and we’re steadily getting more data from this rare double flyby. The research teams have even translated some of this data into sounds, which you can hear in this article.
NASA and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured incredible footage of Venus as it flew past the planet.
The BepiColombo spacecraft snapped 86 haunting images of Venus during its flyby of the hellish planet on Tuesday.
The BepiColombo mission got a close-up image of the planet Venus as it passed by on August 10. The spacecraft was using Venus for a gravity assist on its way to its ultimate destination, Mercury.
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft has made its second flyby of Venus, just 33 hours before the BepiColombo craft makes its close approach.
Two spacecraft are set to swoop past Venus within hours of each other this week, using the maneuver to do a little bit of bonus science on the way to their main missions at the center of our solar system.
Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo are set to make space history with two Venus flybys just 33 hours apart on 9 and 10 August.
Oh, Venus. What’s going on with you?