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Javier Peralta

Science team member, Akatsuki Venus orbiter

Born in Algeciras, Spain, Javier Peralta is an astrophysicist who studies waves and cloud dynamics in Venus’ atmosphere. He has experience in analysis of Venus Express data but currently holds an International Top Young Fellowship on the Akatsuki mission.

Latest Articles

Venus’ Ocean of Air and Clouds

Javier Peralta plumbs the depths of Venus’ atmosphere through the eyes of the Venus Express and Akatsuki orbiters.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Have We Found Evidence of Life on Venus?

It could be a profound and historic discovery made on Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.

Exploring Venus, Earth's Mysterious Sister Planet

Astrophysicist Javier Peralta, a team member on Japan's Akatsuki mission, takes us deep into Venus's thick, fast-moving clouds.