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Galileo Project Home

JPL Venus page Includes lots of images!

Magellan Mission Home Page

Mariner 10 JPL has a page about the Mariner 10 spacecraft.

NSSDC Master Catalog Display: Spacecraft More on the Mariner 10 spacecraft.

Pioneer Venus Orbiter

Planet Venus Full of general information about our sister planet.

Venera Missions There were 16 Venera missions. Read about them all!

Volcanos on Venus Venus has more volcanos than any planet in our solar system!

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The Cooling of Venus

A planet goes through cycles of history depending upon how it cools in time. The following may be the history of Venus. Venus formed about 4 Billion Years ago. at the conclusion of forming it continued...more

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