Venus: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Bepi Colombo Spacecraft reaches Mercury in its journey towards Venus

Published: October 17, 2020

The BepiColombo Space Craft was launched jointly by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and European Space Agency to planet Mercury. The space craft has now crossed Venus on its way to Mercury. Highlights The mission BepiColombo consists of two satellites launched together. They are Mercury Planetary Orbiter and Mercury Magentospheric Orbiter. The two satellites will separate ..

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SHUKRAYAAN: ISRO to launch Venus Mission in 2025

Published: October 1, 2020

On September 30, 2020, the French Space Agency CNES announced that it is to participate in ISRO’s Venus Mission, SHUKRAYAAN that is to be launched in 2025. The ISRO chairman and his French Counter held talks to review the areas of cooperation between the countries. Highlights VIRAL is Venus Infrared Atmospheric Gases Linker instrument that ..

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Scientists Found Life Harbouring Gas on Venus

Published: September 15, 2020

Recently, a team of experts while observing the Venus found that the atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas. Phosphine gas is associated with the living organisms which on Earth. The team used telescopes in Hawaii and Chile’s Atacama Desert in order to observe upper cloud deck of Venus which is around 60 km ..

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Insight Mars lander detects likely Marsquake

Published: April 25, 2019

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) InSight lander spacecraft has detected what’s believed to be a “marsquake” on the Red Planet. NASA scientists are still working to confirm the source of the faint trembling. Scientists believe the trembling may not be due to wind or movement of the lander’s robotic arm but from below the ..

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BepiColombo Ready for Long Cruise to Mercury

Published: April 25, 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s BepiColombo mission has successfully completed a series of tests and has completed its near-Earth commissioning phase. The BepiColombo mission is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, eventually, for its scientific investigations at Mercury. About the Mission BepiColombo is ..

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