Venus and Mercury

Uncovering the mysteries of two innermost planets
By | Published: March 2, 2018 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

Venus and Mercury are hot, volatile planets that scientists are still trying to learn more about. In this three-part series, we uncover the mysteries of the two innermost planets, including strange discoveries about their chemistry and atmosphere.

From the MESSENGER spacecraft’s discovery of ice, to the new BepiColombo mission that will help scientists better understand the planet’s geology and environment, Mercury’s mysteries are being slowly uncovered. And a renewed interest in Venus exploration will untangle the story of the plent’s scorching surface and violent clouds.

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