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How long is a day on Venus? Scientists crack mysteries of our closest neighbor

30 Apr 2021, 12:22 UTC
How long is a day on Venus? Scientists crack mysteries of our closest neighbor NASA/JPL-Caltech

Venus is an enigma. It’s the planet next door and yet reveals little about itself. An opaque blanket of clouds smothers a harsh landscape pelted by acid rain and baked at temperatures that can liquify lead.  Now, new observations from the safety of Earth are lifting the veil on some of Venus’ most basic properties

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