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Giant pattern discovered in clouds of Venus

Venus is often called Earth's twin because of their similar size and gravity, but the climate on Venus is very different.

Jan 11, 2019, 15:14 PM IST

Signs of alien life? Study finds clouds of Venus may have answers

Several probes to Venus have shown that the temperature and pressure conditions in the lower and middle portions of the Venusian atmosphere - altitudes between 40 and 60 kilometres - would not preclude microbial life. 

Apr 03, 2018, 06:30 AM IST

Will Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster collide with Earth or Venus?

After running a series of simulations using sophisticated software that can track the motion of objects in space, scientists determined the probability of it colliding with Earth and Venus over the next one million years to be 6 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.

Feb 19, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

Jupiter and Venus give sky-gazers a treat as they meet – See pics

They were visible to the naked eye across the UK and countries in the mid-northern latitudes, including parts of the US.

Nov 13, 2017, 16:20 PM IST

Venus, Jupiter up for a meet on Monday. Delhiites will miss the spectacle

Both the planets will appear in conjunction in the south-east and may appear like one bright star.

Nov 12, 2017, 12:04 PM IST

Venus' mysterious night side revealed for the first time – Here's why it's creating a buzz

Venus' atmosphere is dominated by strong winds that whirl around the planet far faster than Venus itself rotates.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:51 PM IST

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.
 

Aug 17, 2017, 21:56 PM IST

Venus look-alike planet discovered orbiting dim dwarf star!

The study of planets similar to the Venus analogue Kepler 1649b is "becoming increasingly important in order to understand the habitable zone boundaries of M dwarfs.

Apr 10, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

After record-setting satellite launch, ISRO aims for Venus and Mars; may partner with NASA!

The second mission to Mars is planned for in 2021-2022 timeframe and as per existing plans it may well involve putting a robot on the surface of the Red Planet.

Feb 12, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Giant 'bulge' spotted on Venus indication of a massive gravity wave?

The giant wave became one of the most prominent features in the planet’s atmosphere for four days in December 2015.

Jan 17, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

What's up for January 2017? Here's when, where to look up in the night sky this month (Watch video)

The new year started with a beautiful view of the moon, Venus and Mars on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 

Jan 16, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Are volcanoes on Venus still active today? Study observes eruption and lava flow!

This discovery was made after researchers carried out a thorough study of the images taken of the surface of Venus where supposed signs of lava flow were seen.

Oct 20, 2016, 23:10 PM IST

Venus-Jupiter conjunction on August 27: Viewing tips! (Watch)

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular celestial show this weekend, the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.

Aug 24, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

NASA new climate modelling suggests Venus could have supported life

Ancient Venus had more dry land overall than Earth, especially in the tropics.

Aug 13, 2016, 09:58 AM IST

We could've lived on Venus, not Earth!

The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of other solar systems, particularly ones in the process of forming, according to scientist Adrian Lenardic.

Jul 06, 2016, 17:46 PM IST

Men are from Mars and women from Venus, indeed – Here’s a proof

The findings suggest gender influences the way people express themselves on Facebook.

May 26, 2016, 13:21 PM IST

Pluto’s interaction with solar wind is unique: Study

A new study has revealed that the dwarf planet Pluto's interaction with the solar wind is unique.

May 05, 2016, 10:36 AM IST

Scientists make surprising discovery about Venus!

Final data returned from the fatal plunge revealed some fascinating facts about Venus.

Apr 26, 2016, 17:16 PM IST

Is this for real? A 'Monster' alligator killed in Florida

Farm officials believe the alligator was attacking cattle, local media reported.

Apr 08, 2016, 09:39 AM IST

Watch: Five bright planets aligning in a rare celestial spectacle!

The best time to view the rare celestial spectacle is just before dawn.

Feb 01, 2016, 11:24 AM IST