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NASA Sets Sights on Venus Again

For the first time in more than 30 years, NASA missions will travel to the planet Venus. DAVINCI+ aims to learn about the planet's atmosphere, while VERITAS will explore its surface and determine if it has active volcanism. The missions will take place between 2028 and 2030. Scroll through images of the planet that have been recorded through the years, from instruments here on Earth as well as those in space.

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    Staring at the sun

    Staring at the sun

    The planet Venus is visible as a black dot as it transits across the face of the sun as seen from the Greenwich Observatory in London back in 2004.

    Venus dot

    Venus dot

    Planet Venus appears as a small black dot against the sun through a professional telescope at the Nehru Centre Planetarium in Bombay, India in 2004.

    Sunny path

    Sunny path

    Composite image provided by NASA captures the path sequence of the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 5-6, 2012.

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