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Tuesday, April 07, 2020



All celestial events in April: Watch Super Pink Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and more

April 06, 2020 2:25 pm

While you are at home during the lockdown, the clearer skies could provide you with a good opportunity to witness these celestial events.

Active volcanoes on Venus? Fresh lava on the planet confirms this

January 08, 2020 5:23 pm

The data from Visible Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on the Venus Express orbiter suggests that Venus holds currently active volcanoes.

Explained: How long is a day on each planet? Venus and Saturn still tease scientists

November 05, 2019 4:21 pm

Astronomers are still looking for an accurate assessment of the length of a day on Venus, while Saturn continues to deceive us. Two new studies underline how much there is still left to learn.

NASA is working on a probe that could last in Venus for up to 60 days: Report

October 24, 2019 8:02 pm

NASA is reportedly working on a new probe called Long-Lived In-situ Solar System Explorer (LLISSE) which is being designed in a way that can last up to 60 days on the surface of Venus. The previous spacecraft in 1966 had survived for a few hours.

Venus may have been habitable and had water billions of years ago

September 24, 2019 8:24 am

Venus was able to maintain stable temperatures ranging from a minimum of about 20 degrees Celsius to a maximum of about 50 degrees Celsius till approximately three billion years ago, according to a NASA study.

Giant pattern discovered in clouds of Venus

January 11, 2019 4:54 pm

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

ISRO calls for global proposals to carry experiments on Venus mission

November 12, 2018 4:14 pm

The broad areas of research that ISRO plans to explore in its Venus mission include surface, subsurface and atmosphere of the planet, as well as its interaction with the Sun.

Venus, Jupiter conjunction tomorrow: Set your alarms for 45 minutes before sunrise

November 12, 2017 12:53 pm

Venus, Jupiter conjunction: It is, however, not the first time this celestial event has occurred.  It happens every 13 months. with 2016 being the latest. 

Mysterious night side of Venus revealed for first time

September 18, 2017 6:42 pm

Scientists have characterised wind and cloud patterns of the night side of planet Venus for the first time, and found that it behaves very differently from the part facing the Sun.

Venus, Jupiter to converge tonight to set up one amazing night show

June 30, 2015 8:26 am

The main event occurs on June 30 and according to NASA that night the difference between Venus and Jupiter is 1/3rd of a degree