Through the clouds: a radar view of the surface with simulated colour based on images taken by landers. (Source: NASA)

Venus – Earth’s Twisted Sister

Burning, crushing and corrosive, Venus could seem like a disturbingly cynical metaphor for the Goddess of Love. ┬áBut for all its extremes (or maybe because of them) this is a beautiful planet, with countless volcanoes, towering mountains and baffling systems…