ESA Science & Technology: Venus Express

Venus Express is a satellite optimised for studying the atmosphere of Venus, from the surface right up to the ionosphere. It arrived at Venus in April 2006 and continued operating for more than eight years.

What lies beneath: Venus’ surface revealed through the clouds

18 July 2016 Using observations from ESA’s Venus Express satellite, scientists have shown for the first time how weather patterns seen in Venus’ thick cloud layers are directly linked to the topography of the surface below. Rather than acting as a barrier to our observations, Venus’ clouds may offer insight into what lies beneath. Read more

Venus has Potential but not for water  [more articles and images to come]

Source: ESA Science & Technology: Venus Express

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