The Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft recorded the sound of the solar wind at Venus as it flew just 340 miles above the planet during a maneuver designed to adjust its path.
Venus, second planet from the sun, is the brightest planet in our solar system.
Sun-exploring spacecraft Solar Orbiter has captured this video of a glowing crescent of Venus as it flew past the planet during a gravity-assist flyby on Monday (Aug 9).
The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft headed to Mercury can be seen flying low above the atmosphere of Venus in a new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday (Aug. 12).
Mercury-bound spacecraft BepiColombo has zoomed past Venus at a distance of only 340 miles, taking a bunch of selfies and a lot of scientific measurements of the planet’s atmosphere.
BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter will fly by Venus on Monday (Aug. 9) and Tuesday (Aug. 10), respectively.
A mysterious whiff of an unstable chemical in the skies of Venus may not be a sign of life but the result of explosive volcanic eruptions, a new study finds.
Life in the clouds of Venus is impossible due to the extremely low amount of water despite last year's findings suggesting the presence of organic material.
Researchers have detected an earthquake using instruments flying in a balloon above California, and the technology could one day detect quakes on Venus.
Venus may still be geologically active today, which could mean that Earth's planetary sibling is a good place for scientists to learn about early Earth and faraway worlds.
Venus scientists have long complained that their target wasn't getting its due in robotic investigators. Now, a third new mission to Earth's mysterious twin has been announced in just over a week.
NASA will send two new missions to Venus to learn more about how the planet's hellish atmosphere turned so hostile over its history.
Venus and Mercury will meet in the evening sky Friday (May 28) for their closest encounter until Nov. 5, 2033.
Halfway through a series of opportunistic Venus observations, scientists say that a NASA sun spacecraft's success studying our strange neighbor will pave the way for future measurements.
You might have been wondering where the most brilliant of all the planets has been in recent months.
As the sun's activity waxes and wanes, so does the ionosphere of Venus, a key layer in the upper atmosphere, according to new observations that cinch a decades-old suspicion.
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.