Venus unveiled

A recent mission to Venus has revealed new information about that planet's watery past.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 30, 2007

The search for water on other planets has focused mainly on Mars. But there is water on Venus, too. And Venus used to have even more of the liquid than it does now, according to a recent mission to the planet.


Venus is the closest planet to Earth, and the planets share much in common. So, scientists have long been curious to learn more about Venus. That's been hard to do, however, because dense clouds of sulfuric acid blanket our nearest neighbor.














The Venus Express probe recently dove through the clouds on our nearest planetary neighbor. This image shows the planet's southern hemisphere.


The Venus Express probe recently...

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