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Zara Larsson: Venus review – fervour on the dancefloor | Pop and rock

In the buildup to Larsson’s fourth album, the Swedish pop star variously described Venus’s 12 songs as “super fun”, “dancey” and a “collection of really good music”. If that sounds like faint praise, it’s also a neat way of distancing herself from pop’s current penchant for retroactively adding layers of meaning to songs constructed for eliciting simple pleasures. For Larsson, “super fun” pop is quite enough.So the deliciously camp wakeup call to a love-blind friend You Love Who You Love struts around a playful, sugar…

We’re Heading for Venus – ESA Approves EnVision Mission To Explore the Planet’s Geology, Climate, and Internal Structure

The EnVision mission to Venus will explore why Earth’s closest neighbor is so different. Credit: NASA / JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic / VR2PlanetsESA’s EnVision mission to Venus, set for a 2031 launch, aims to explore the planet’s geology, climate, and internal structure. This comprehensive study seeks to answer key questions about Venus’s evolution and current state.ESA’s next mission to Venus was officially ‘adopted’ on January 25 by the Agency’s Science Programme Committee. EnVision will study Venus from its inner…

This robotic, solar-powered plane might be NASA’s new way to explore Mars

Last week, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter made its final flight, far exceeding the expectations of a mission that began nearly three years ago. Now, NASA may be looking at a fixed-wing aircraft to hit the red planet's skies next.In 2021 the Perseverance rover landed on Mars carrying a small helicopter under its belly named Ingenuity. The twin rotor craft was a demonstrator to test if a vehicle could fly in the thin Martian air, which is only about one per cent as dense as our atmosphere on Earth.It became the first…

Why is Venus so inhospitable? ESA launches new mission to find out

The European Space Agency (ESA) has embarked on a new mission to explore our closest planetary neighbour Venus in unprecedented detail.  Known as EnVision, the spacecraft will study Venus from the planet’s inner core to its outer atmosphere, to help astronomers understand why the scorching, toxic world is so different from Earth.  Work will begin on the spacecraft and its instruments later this year, following the selection of an industrial contractor. EnVision is set to launch on board an…

Mysterious Missing Component in the Clouds of Venus Revealed

Recent research by the University of Cambridge has unveiled the mystery behind Venus’s cloud compositions, identifying a combination of rhomboclase and acid ferric sulfate as the cause of unique UV absorption patterns. Credit: SciTechDaily.comResearchers may have identified the missing component in the chemistry of the Venusian clouds that would explain their color and ‘splotchiness’ in the UV range, solving a longstanding mystery.What are the clouds of Venus made of? Scientists know they are mainly made of sulfuric acid…

An Ambitious Mission to Venus Is Set to Launch in 2031

The EnVision mission to Venus was officially adopted by the European Space Agency on Thursday, which means the organization has committed to getting the spacecraft Venus-bound by the early 2030s.NASA Delays Return to Earth's Evil Twin, VenusEnVision is a planned Venus orbiter designed to study the planet from its upper atmosphere to its core. Venus is in many ways a black (or mustard-colored) box for planetary evolution; thought to have formed in similar circumstances to Earth, the world is now hot, seasonless, and…

Venus’s spin was flipped by a moon, new study claims

Venus is quite a unique planet. Despite being known as Earth’s evil twin, the planet has some very distinct differences that help it stand out against any of the other planets in our solar system. Chief among those is the fact that it spins in the wrong direction. Now, some researchers believe they may have solved the mystery of Venus’s strange spin, and it’s all because of a moon.The theory that an ancient moon with a backward orbit might have caused Venus’s spin to flip isn’t exactly new. However, a new study…

Moon missions, meteors, a solar eclipse and more: Reasons to keep your eyes on the skies in 2024 

This year, outer space is going to be a busy place.We've got the launch of the Europa Clipper, which will orbit one of Jupiter's enigmatic moons and investigate whether it could harbour conditions suitable for life; we could cheer on the first Canadian to orbit the moon; and we're getting a total solar eclipse that will be visible across eastern Canada.Here are just some exciting events to look forward to in 2024.Meteor showersAs always, the year starts off with the annual Quadrantid meteor shower, which is pretty…

CME to spark solar storm on Mars and erode its atmosphere, reveals NASA model; Check details

The unrelenting solar activity on the Sun is not just affecting the Earth but all the nearby planets as well. In October, it was reported that an intense coronal mass ejection (CME) cloud hit Venus and the strong electromagnetic fluctuation resulted in eroding some of its atmosphere which released into space. Now, a full halo CME is set to hit Mars and trigger a solar storm on December 11, as per data from a NASA model. It too will have a similar effect on the red planet and it is expected to disintegrate a small amount…