Astronomers have long struggled to pin down how long a day lasts on Venus, but new research suggests the difficulty stems not from flawed measurements but from real variations in the planet's spin.
Venus, second planet from the sun, is the brightest planet in our solar system.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe nailed its fourth swing past Venus on Feb. 20, and mission scientists celebrated by releasing a stunning image captured during a similar maneuver in July.
If you're feeling lonely, take solace in remembering that there are countless tiny living things floating tens of thousands of feet above your head.
This year saw a new age of sample-retrieval missions, protests against a telescope, an incredible visit from a dazzling comet and the ''great conjunction'' of Saturn and Jupiter.
The joint U.S.-European Solar Orbiter spacecraft had an appointment with Venus this morning, the first in a series of planetary flybys to hone the probe's orbit on its journey to the sun.
The Solar Orbiter spacecraft will tackle an important milestone as its operators and scientists on Earth mark the holiday season.
India plans to launch a new orbiter to Venus a year later than planned in 2024, according to media reports, although the country's space agency hasn't published an update to its website yet.
A European-Japanese spacecraft just flew by Venus on its long, winding road to Mercury, snapping some stellar photos along the way.
It's a long, looping journey from Earth through the inner solar system to reach Mercury, but scenery can make any circuitous trip more exciting.
If there is indeed life on Venus, it may have come from Earth — aboard an asteroid that scooped up microbes high in our skies.
Suddenly, a mission to investigate whether Venus might be hospitable to life after all doesn't seem quite so outlandish.
Rocket Lab's life-hunting Venus mission in 2023 will be just the beginning, if all goes according to the company's plan.