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Shine Venus

Venus and the moon will shine bright in the night sky tonight

Home News Skywatching See the crescent moon swing by Venus on the evening of June 11, 2021. (Image credit: SkySafari app)Tonight (June 11), just 38 hours after the moon rendezvoused with the sun to produce the “ring of fire” solar eclipse, our rocky satellite will pair off with the second brightest object in the night…

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Stunning Venus

Venus wins stunning 3rd new mission, this time from Europe

Home News Spaceflight An artist’s depiction of Earth, Venus and ESA’s EnVision spacecraft. (Image credit: NASA/JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic/VR2Planets) Venus scientists have long complained that the planet wasn’t getting its due in robotic investigators. But those days are over: space agencies have announced three new missions to Earth’s mysterious twin in just over a week.On June 2,…

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hotter Venus

Venus hotter than ever: 3rd Fresh robotic explorer on horizon

This image made available by NASA shows the planet Venus made with data produced by the Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter from 1990 to 1994. On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency said it will launch a Venus-orbiting spacecraft in the early 2030s. Named EnVision, the orbiter will attempt to explain why…

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Exploration Venus

Why Venus is back in the exploration limelight

Home News Spaceflight NASA announced in June 2021 that it will launch two missions to Venus in the 2028-2030 timeframe. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Venus is getting some long-overdue love.On Wednesday (June 2), NASA announced that it will launch two missions to Earth’s hellishly hot sister planet by 2030 — an orbiter called VERITAS and an…

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Broke Venus

NASA Just Broke the ‘Venus Curse’: Here’s What It Took

Like many kids, Sue Smrekar dreamed that she would one day voyage into space. But instead of becoming an astronaut, she ended up as a planetary geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she worked on robotic explorers of other worlds. In some sense, her interplanetary destiny seemed preordained even before she was born: her…

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Picks Venus

NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is returning to sizzling Venus, our closest yet perhaps most overlooked neighbor, after decades of exploring other worlds.The space agency’s new administrator, Bill Nelson, announced two new robotic missions to the solar system’s hottest planet, during his first major address to employees Wednesday. “These two sister missions both aim…

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butterfly Venus

The Venus Butterfly Position Might Be the Greatest Sex Technique Ever

If you’re looking to be [Insert Your Name], God of Sex, look no further than the Venus Butterfly sex position. This MF-er is the jam, my friends. It is a sex position that focuses on the vulva, combining internal stimulation of the vagina and G-spot area with external stimulation of the clitoral glans. Combined internal…

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Finally Venus

How long are days on Venus? We finally know the answer

If you’re a space news fan you’ve no doubt read many stories about exoplanet discoveries. Oftentimes, announcements of new exoplanets are coupled with information about the planet’s surface temperature and how long its years are. With that in mind, the idea that we never knew how long days are on Venus — the planet nearest…

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Venus Williams

Read Venus Williams’ Powerful Essay on Gender Equality and Equal Pay

In 2007, Venus Williams became the first female Wimbledon champion to receive the same amount of prize money as her male counterparts. In a new essay, she writes about gender equality and equal pay.Dave Kotinsky/Getty ImagesVenus Williams is continuing to fight for gender equality.  In a recent essay for British Vogue, the five-time Wimbledon champion…

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Rocket Venus

A brand new rocket, Venus missions and much more: Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck is aiming big in space

Space.com caught up with Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck to talk about the company’s newly announced Neutron rocket, other plans going forward — and how his hat tasted.