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Venus Express goes gently into the night

ESA’s Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following the low-altitude aerobraking earlier this year.  To source

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Incoming!

The final stages of Philae’s touchdown seen through the eyes of the lander’s downwards-looking descent camera To source

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Unveiling Venus

Highlights from ESA’s Venus Express, following end of routine science observations after eight years orbiting the veiled planet To source

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