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Saturday, June 12, 2021



Explained: European Space Agency's EnVision mission to Venus

June 12, 2021 9:40 am

EnVision is an ESA led mission with contributions from NASA. It is likely to be launched sometime in the 2030s.

Explained: What are the two missions that NASA has selected for the exploration of Venus?

June 03, 2021 2:39 pm

These missions are part of NASA’s Discovery Program, which began in 1992 to give scientists the chance to launch some missions that use fewer resources and have shorter developmental times.

NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

June 03, 2021 8:08 am

NASA is returning to sizzling Venus, our closest yet perhaps most overlooked neighbor, after decades of exploring other worlds.

Discovery that indicated possibility of extra-terrestrial life attacked by group of astrobiologists

October 08, 2020 3:37 pm

In a statement that is now being lampooned by other scientists, the astrobiology commission of IAU has expressed concern at some media outlets apparently reporting that evidence of life on Venus had been found, and has blamed the researchers for it.

Quixplained: What discovery of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus means

September 20, 2020 10:25 am

An international team of researchers have detected traces of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus. What does this mean? Why is this discovery significant?

Forget Mars, NASA considers a mission to Venus

September 18, 2020 8:19 am

India has also come up with its ‘Shukrayaan-1’ mission for Venus to analyse its chemistry by orbiting around the planet.

Vital sign

September 16, 2020 12:44 am

Extraterrestrial life could be much nearer than anticipated — on Venus, which has the most hostile surface in the solar system.

Scientists discover possible signs of life on Venus: 5 points to note

September 17, 2020 8:06 am

Scientists discover possible signs of life on Venus. Here's everything you need to know.

News of life possibly being detected on Venus sparks meme-fest online

September 15, 2020 6:26 pm

The new findings are being dubbed a tantalising sign of potential life beyond Earth, and soon sparked a lot of conversations on social media.

Explained: Life on Venus? The significance of the latest discovery by astronomers

September 17, 2020 9:37 am

The discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus has triggered excitement as a possible sign of life on that planet. What is the gas, what is its connection with life, and how significant is the discovery?