Thursday, April 13, 2006
The European Space Agency probe Venus Express successfully entered polar orbit around our cloudy, super-heated sister world. Little is known about the surface, nothing we had in the past had the technology to pierce the dense cloud cover.
Venus Express aims to fix that.
Scientists are already receiving a wealth of data, photos and readings of the planet and much, much more is expected. If all goes well the spacecraft should operate for about 500 days, or two Venusian years.
Stay tuned for more updates as we find them...
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 8:17 PM