Venus Express

The first Venus exploration mission of the European Space Agency. Launched in 2005, Venus Express has been continuously sending back science data from its polar orbit around Venus. Equipped with seven science instruments, the main objective of the mission is the long term observation of the Venusian atmosphere.

Resources

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Venus Cloud-covered Venus is the second planet from...
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Radio Programs

Close to the End A Venus-watching spacecraft nears its end Monday, October 13, 2014
More Moon and Venus Probing an unpredictable polar vortex Thursday, March 27, 2014
Venus and Antares Snow clouds on a hot world? Saturday, December 22, 2012
Moon and Venus Resetting the clocks on Venus Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Planetary Flashes Lighting up the clouds of Venus Tuesday, February 7, 2012
More Moon and Venus Dipping into a distant atmosphere Thursday, December 30, 2010
Venus and Regulus Hot discoveries on a blazing planet Friday, July 9, 2010

Featured Images

Venus Express movie showing south polar vortex
Double Vortex Thursday, March 27, 2014
Ultraviolet view of Venusian clouds from Venus Express orbiter
Cloudy Skies Saturday, November 26, 2011
A false-color image of Idunn Mons indicates that the Venusian volcano is still a
Still Going? Friday, July 9, 2010
Venusian Volcano Thursday, September 4, 2008
Venusian Vortex Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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