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The story behind the newly-named quasi-satellite of Venus.
From Earth's neighboring planets to distant moons, these are the best places to look for alien life.
A total solar eclipse and the launch of Europa Clipper are on our list of cosmic events to get excited about this year.
Cameras on our space probes act as proxies for our own eyes, but what they see isn't necessarily what our eyes would see.
Although Venus is shrouded in a thick atmosphere, several spacecraft have been able to image its surface from space. Future missions will expand and refine the maps we already have.
Terminators abound this week in space, and we’ll be back to Mars if NASA gets the budget it needs.
Is there life on Venus? Was our planetary neighbor ever inhabited? Here are the answers to your most pressing questions about the possibility of alien life on Venus.
Take a look at some of our favorite recent space images and learn about an express mission to Mars.
We’re always learning more about the worlds of the outer Solar System, and even those beyond.
Whether they’re dedicated to it or not, planetary missions can get beautiful and informative glimpses at distant moons. And who’s the evil twin: Venus or Earth?
Detailed Mars maps, insights into the Venusian surface, and views of Uranian rings all have one thing in common: they don’t happen without public support for space.
With extreme heat and crushing atmospheric pressure, the surface of Venus is one of the most deadly environments in the Solar System. Here’s what it would be like to be there.
VERITAS would peer through Venus’ clouds to study its surface like never before, but it needs your help.
In a joint effort led by The Planetary Society, major organizations and academic institutions are calling on Congress to save the Venus Emissivity, Radio science, InSAR, Topography And Spectroscopy (VERITAS) mission by establishing a 2029 launch date, a 2-year delay from the original baseline schedule.
NASA's first mission to Venus in decades is in danger. This is why VERITAS is worth saving.
A planet shows its pole, another shows possible volcanic activity, and the Moon keeps surprising us with more water.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, we have to base our hunt on what we know about life on our own planet. This may seem limiting, but there's a lot we can learn from the astonishingly diverse lifeforms we have here on Earth.
Learn all about the possible volcanic activity found on Venus, the facts about a hyped-up near-Earth asteroid, Jupiter’s newest moons, and what space images sound like.
The findings bolster long-held suspicions that the planet, which is covered in volcanic rock, is still active today.
Finding asteroids before they hit Earth not only protects us from harm, it can also yield beautiful photos.