NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snaps a stunning photo of Venus

NASA has revealed a stunning photo of Venus taken by its Parker Solar Probe from 7,693 miles away. The image, taken July 11 last year, is an almost eerie black and white shot of the planet’s nightside – the side facing away from the Sun.  A bright rim around the edge of the planet is … Read more

Earth, Venus and Mars may have formed from tiny particles of ice

How important is the presence of liquid water? It is now widely believed that Mars holds a reasonably large volume of water. However, the surface of the planet is so cold, this water exists only as ice. In order for life to exist on a planet, many scientists believe it is essential for the world … Read more

Venus Williams and sister Serena enjoy family time in between matches at 2021 Australian Open

Venus Williams and sister Serena enjoy family time in between matches at 2021 Australian Open: ‘Big sister acting like the little sister’ By Kevin Kayhart For Published: 07:03 GMT, 11 February 2021 | Updated: 07:03 GMT, 11 February 2021 They have been a force to be reckoned with on the tennis court even before … Read more

Hopes of finding life on Venus are dashed as study finds atmosphere does NOT contain phosphine gas

Scientists have sucked the life out of a theory suggesting Venus could be home to biological organisms. In September, researchers claimed to have detected trace amounts of phosphine gas in the planet’s acidic clouds. Phosphine is often released by microorganisms on Earth that don’t use oxygen to breath, which led scientists to speculate Venus could … Read more

Will Smith spotted in black tracksuit on LA set of biopic King Richard about Venus and Serena’s dad

Will Smith spotted in black tracksuit on LA set of biopic King Richard about Venus and Serena’s tennis coach dad By Rachel Mcgrath For Published: 04:13 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 04:13 GMT, 27 October 2020 He’s playing the father of tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams in a biopic about the pro … Read more

ESA satellite reveals amazing images of Venus as it travels towards Mercury

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a sequence of images of Venus, taken by its Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft.  BepiColombo swung by Venus and captured its first glimpse of our immediate planetary neighbour, which appears as a tiny circular blob, just visible beneath the craft’s instruments.    The flurry of black-and-white snapshots were taken between 7:58am and … Read more

Alicia Vikander joins Venus Williams at Louis Vuitton’s Paris Fashion Week show

Alicia Vikander wows in a ruffled white shirt and striped trousers as she joins glamorous Venus Williams at Louis Vuitton’s Paris Fashion Week show By Olivia Wheeler For Mailonline Published: 15:11 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 15:18 BST, 6 October 2020 Advertisement Alicia Vikander looked sensational as she led the arrivals at Louis Vuitton’s … Read more

Venus may have been habitable today if Jupiter had not altered its orbit, experts say

Venus is a hellish world with clouds of sulfuric acid, but new research suggests it was an Earth-like oasis billions of years ago  – and it would still be habitable if not for Jupiter. Jupiter, which is more than 2.5 times the mass of all other planets in the solar system, may have disrupted Venus’s … Read more

Meteor that skimmed Earth may have brought life to Venus, Harvard study suggests

Discovery of pulsars British astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to discover a pulsar in 1967 when she spotted a radio pulsar. Since then other types of pulsars that emit x-rays and gamma rays have also been spotted. Pulsars are essentially rotating, highly magnatised neutron stars but when they were first discovered … Read more

Life on Venus? Traces of gas that could be coming from MICROBES detected in planet’s clouds

Traces of phosphine gas detected in the clouds above Venus could be an indication that the planet supports microbial life, a study has concluded. On Earth, phosphine — a colourless gas that smells like garlic, or decaying fish — is naturally produced mainly by certain microorganisms in the absence of oxygen. It can also be … Read more