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Venus is a dim world of intense heat and volcanic activity. Similar in structure and size to Earth, Venus' thick, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway 'greenhouse effect.' The scorched world has temperatures hot enough to melt lead. Glimpses below the clouds reveal volcanoes and deformed mountains. Venus spins slowly in the opposite direction of most planets.

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Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
Planets Aligning in the Sunset Sky
Planets Aligning in the Sunset Sky
The sunset of May 26th will be extra special. On that date, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury will gather in the fading twilight to form a bright triangle only three degrees wide.Read More...
Solar System Exploration @ 50: What the Experts Picked
Research... at a Glance
Solar System Exploration @ 50: What the Experts Picked
Here is what the experts had to say about their favorite moments last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
State of the Solar System
State of the Solar System
As the president prepares to give his annual State of the Union Address, we offer our own update from the ongoing exploration of our cosmic neighborhood.Read More...
Earth at Perihelion
Earth at Perihelion
In January, our planet made its annual closest approach to the sun. But don't expect things to warm up.Read More...
ISS Transit of Venus
ISS Transit of Venus
High above Earth, astronaut Don Pettit is preparing to photograph the June 5th Transit of Venus from space itself. The Expedition 31 crew will be the first people in history to see a Venus transit from space.Read More...
Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty
Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty
A Venus transit across the face of the sun is a relatively rare event -- occurring in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. There have been all of 53 transits of Venus across the sun between 2000 B.C. and the last one in 2004.Read More...
Raindrops in Rock
Raindrops in Rock
A new study published in Nature from NASA's Exobiology and Evoluationary Biology program investigators and their colleagues looks at fossilized raindrops and what they indicate about conditions on the early Earth.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Grinspoon (Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Grinspoon (Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
The brightest planets in the night sky are aligning for a must-see show in late February and March 2012. You can start looking tonight.Read More...
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
On Dec. 26th, Venus and the crescent Moon will gather together for a beautiful night-after-Christmas sky show.Read More...
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has found two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant sun-like star.Read More...
Venus Weather Not Boring After All, NASA/International Study Shows
Venus Weather Not Boring After All, NASA/International Study Shows
At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view.Read More...
 
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Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
Planets Aligning in the Sunset Sky
Planets Aligning in the Sunset Sky
The sunset of May 26th will be extra special. On that date, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury will gather in the fading twilight to form a bright triangle only three degrees wide.Read More...
Solar System Exploration @ 50: What the Experts Picked
Research... at a Glance
Solar System Exploration @ 50: What the Experts Picked
Here is what the experts had to say about their favorite moments last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
State of the Solar System
State of the Solar System
As the president prepares to give his annual State of the Union Address, we offer our own update from the ongoing exploration of our cosmic neighborhood.Read More...
Earth at Perihelion
Earth at Perihelion
In January, our planet made its annual closest approach to the sun. But don't expect things to warm up.Read More...
ISS Transit of Venus
ISS Transit of Venus
High above Earth, astronaut Don Pettit is preparing to photograph the June 5th Transit of Venus from space itself. The Expedition 31 crew will be the first people in history to see a Venus transit from space.Read More...
Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty
Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty
A Venus transit across the face of the sun is a relatively rare event -- occurring in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. There have been all of 53 transits of Venus across the sun between 2000 B.C. and the last one in 2004.Read More...
Raindrops in Rock
Raindrops in Rock
A new study published in Nature from NASA's Exobiology and Evoluationary Biology program investigators and their colleagues looks at fossilized raindrops and what they indicate about conditions on the early Earth.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Grinspoon (Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Grinspoon (Curator of Astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
The brightest planets in the night sky are aligning for a must-see show in late February and March 2012. You can start looking tonight.Read More...
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
On Dec. 26th, Venus and the crescent Moon will gather together for a beautiful night-after-Christmas sky show.Read More...
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has found two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant sun-like star.Read More...
Venus Weather Not Boring After All, NASA/International Study Shows
Venus Weather Not Boring After All, NASA/International Study Shows
At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view.Read More...
 
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