Why Earth became habitable and not Venus?
Why Earth became habitable and not Venus?

 Information about the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth and not Venus to sustain life has been found, shows research.

After Mars, ISRO plans possible mission to Venus
After Mars, ISRO plans possible mission to Venus

Following the success of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and the recent launch of five British satellites, India is planning possible 'deep space exploration' missions on Venus, Mars and even an asteroid.

Celestial extravaganza: Watch the trio meet of Moon, Jupiter and Venus!
Celestial extravaganza: Watch the trio meet of Moon, Jupiter and Venus!

Soon after sunset, shift your eyes towards the sky! You will get to witness the crescent moon given company by Venus and Jupiter making it a celestial extravaganza.

Gear up for an amazing celestial show as Venus, Jupiter to converge!
Gear up for an amazing celestial show as Venus, Jupiter to converge!

Stargazers and astronomer are in for this year’s most amazing celestial show: the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will seemingly collide in the night sky!

Dramatic sky sight: Venus, Jupiter to converge on June 30
Dramatic sky sight: Venus, Jupiter to converge on June 30

A dramatic sight awaits the sky-gazers on June 30 as the two most brightest planets in the solar system, Venus and Jupiter, converge in the night sky.  

Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus
Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus

Scientists have discovered hot lava flows on Venus, providing evidence for active volcanism on Earth's neighbour planet.

Time to explore Venus with 'inflatable aircraft'

Exploring Venus will now seem to be easier with Northrop Grumman's new idea of an inflatable aircraft.

ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission
ISRO planning next inter-planetary mission

After India's much hailed successful missions to the Moon and Mars that boosted its global standing in space, the next inter-planetary expedition to be launched is under discussion, according to ISRO.

First plane to fly through Venus in the offing

A Virginia-based global aerospace company is planning to build a plane that will fly through Venus's atmosphere in 2021.

Mysterious warm layer found in Venus' atmosphere
Mysterious warm layer found in Venus' atmosphere

A group of scientists has found a warm layer in Venus' atmosphere, the nature of which is still unknown.

Astronomers unravel decades old Y-shape cloud in Venus' atmosphere mystery
Astronomers unravel decades old Y-shape cloud in Venus' atmosphere mystery

A new study has provided a deeper insight into the huge "Y-shaped" cloud structure in the atmosphere of Venus.

Eerie alignment of Venus, Mars, Moon sparks apocalypse fears

 The sky was graced with a spectacular trio recently, as Venus, Mars and the Moon gathered near the western horizon, however according to ancient mythology the eerie phenomenon could have a darker and more sinister purpose.

Celestial treat: Catch Mars `snuggle` with Venus this month
Celestial treat: Catch Mars `snuggle` with Venus this month

Avid sky watchers are in for a celestial treat to catch Venus and Mars paired together in a bunch starting from February 20th till the end of the month.

Look west in twilight on February 20-21 as Mars will `snuggle` with Venus
Look west in twilight on February 20-21 as Mars will `snuggle` with Venus

Brilliant Venus and faint Mars will be paired remarkably close in the sky on February 20th and 21st, 2015.

Titan behaves like Venus, Mars when exposed to raw power of solar wind

NASA's Cassini mission has recently found that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves like Venus and Mars when exposed to raw power of solar wind.

Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered
Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered

After analysing over four years of data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, a team of astronomers has discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets.

Venus once had carbon dioxide oceans

 Venus may have once possessed bizarre oceans of carbon dioxide, scientists say.

NASA plans to develop ' floating human colony' above Venus
NASA plans to develop ' floating human colony' above Venus

 NASA has recently mapped out a plan to develop a human floating city above Venus in order to explore solar system's most inhospitable planets.

NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission
NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission

NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus' atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the Earth's nearest planetary neighbour.

Small space rocks wiped out Earth's primitive atmosphere

A relentless blitz of small space rocks may have bombarded Earth around the time the Moon was formed, kicking up clouds of gas with enough force to permanently eject small portions of the atmosphere into space, a new study has found.