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Venus and Earth: worlds apart

At first glance, Venus appears much like the Earth: their size and mass are fairly similar and so are their densities. Like Earth, Venus’ rocks are likely mostly basaltic, created during intense periods of volcanic activity when the planets formed … Continue reading

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Venus exploration timeline

While ESA’s Venus Express is currently the only spacecraft in orbit around Venus, many spacecraft have returned data from the planet over the last half-century. As space- and ground-based telescopes prepare to watch Venus during the transit on 5-6 June, … Continue reading

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ESA Euronews: Unveiling Venus

It can be called the morning or evening star, depending on where you are or what time it is, but it is anything but a star. In fact, it is one of our nearest planetary neighbours. Venus and Mars may … Continue reading

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