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Venus hotter than ever: 3rd Fresh robotic explorer on horizon

This image made available by NASA shows the planet Venus made with data produced by the Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter from 1990 to 1994. On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency said it will launch a Venus-orbiting spacecraft in the early 2030s. Named EnVision, the orbiter will attempt to explain why…

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How do some planets be hotter than stars? We have begun to unravel the mystery.

Home News Science & Astronomy (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.Quentin Changeat, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astronomy, UCLBilly Edwards, Project Scientist of the Twinkle Space Mission, Research Fellow of Astronomy, UCLUntil the early 2000s, the only known planets were located in…