See Venus in all its glory!

A rainbow-like feature known as a ‘glory’ has been seen by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbour – the first time one has been fully imaged on another planet.

NASA finds planet-sized space weather explosions on Venus

Researchers recently discovered that a common space weather phenomenon on the outskirts of Earth’s magnetic bubble, the magnetosphere, has much larger repercussions for Venus. The giant explosions, called hot flow anomalies, can be so large at Venus that they’re bigger than the entire planet and they can happen multiple times a day.

The fast winds of Venus are getting faster

The most detailed record of cloud motion in the atmosphere of Venus chronicled by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Venus Express has revealed that the planet’s winds have steadily been getting faster over the last six years.

Cassini spots a bright Venus from Saturn orbit

NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus, as it peers over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space.

Are volcanoes active on Venus?

Volcanic eruptions may be the explanation for large changes in the sulfur dioxide content of Venus’s atmosphere, and one intriguing possible explanation is volcanic eruptions.

The cold atmospheric layers of Venus

The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft has spotted a surprisingly cold region high in the planet's atmosphere that may be frigid enough for carbon dioxide to freeze out as ice or snow.

Arc of Venus could explain atmospheric mystery

As Venus made its transit the sun, spacecraft and ground-based telescopes ahave been looking for a phenomenon that's only recently been explained: the Arc of Venus.

Venus transit will help NASA improve future observations

NASA's NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is hoping to use Venus's transit of the sun on June 5 to better calibrate its instruments.

Why the Earth isn't an ice ball

By rights, the much fainter sun two billion years ago should have left Earth as a giant snowball, incapable of developing life.

NASA uses moon as mirror to watch Venus transit sun

Just like human eyes, the Hubble Space Telescope can't observe the sun directly - so NASA scientists plan to study Venus's solar transit in June by using the moon as a mirror.

Last chance to see Venus transit for over 100 years

In a little over a month's time, sky-watchers will have what's likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, seeing Venus pass across the face of the sun.

Venus's space weather happens up close and personal

Astronomers studying Venus have spotted a type of space weather outburst called a hot flow anomaly (HFA), which causes a temporary reversal of the solar wind that normally flows right past.

Ozone layer found over Venus

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has found an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus, in a discovery which could help with the search for life on other planets.

And the weather on Venus...

While Venus's weather at ground level is pretty boring - a steady 800 degrees Farenheit and heavy sulfuric acid clouds - it all gets a bit more interesting further up, say NASA scientists.

Spacecraft fails to enter Venus orbit

Japan's Akatsuki probe has failed to go into orbit around Venus as planned, meaning a six-year wait until another attempt can be made.

Venus data warns against geoengineering, says ESA

ESA scientists reckon they've explained a mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by Venus Express - and it provides a stark warning for geoengineers suggesting seeding Earth's atmosphere with sulphur droplets to combat climate change.

Japanese probe sets sail to Venus

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is poised to launch a probe on a two-year mission to study the weather and explore the enigmatic surface of cloud-shrouded Venus.

Volcanoes may still be active on Venus

Venus is still capable of volcanic eruptions, data from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft suggests.