From 2013 - 2016, the EuroVenus consortium united dozens of researchers from across Europe in research of the planet Venus, using observations from the Venus Express satellite, but also from a range of telescopes around the world.... Read More
On the 6 June 2012, Venus passed directly in front of the Sun (as viewed from Earth). This transit of Venus is a very rare event, occurring roughly twice per century. The transit of Venus is of historical importance - because the ... Read More
DID YOU KNOW?
The first spacecraft reached Venus in May 1961, less than 4 years after the first ever satellite (Sputnik) was launched. Although no data was returned in this first flyby, NASA's Mariner 2 spacecraft succcessfully encountered Venus only 1.5 years later.