Venus Resources

Explore this page for a curated collection of resources, including activities that can be done at home, as well as videos, animations, printable graphics, and podcasts. This resource package is suitable for educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about Venus!

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Discover Venus

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Animations and Videos

Artist's rendering of the DAVINCI mission capsule over Venus.

NASA Prepares to Explore Venus with DAVINCI

Inspired by the Renaissance vision of Leonardo da Vinci, learn how NASA is preparing its scientific return to Venus with the DAVINCI mission.

DAVINCI Probe

DAVINCI Probe's Eye View

Learn about those of the NASA corps who make “space sailing” their career profession.

DAVINCI graphic, showing the probe falling through Venus' atmosphere.

Engage: NASA's DAVINCI Orbiter & Probe to Venus

Tune in to this discussion on the DAVINCI mission, courtesy of NASA Goddard's Office of Communications' Engage series.

A yellow sky is shown above a dark brown mountainous surface. The text "Ten Mysteries of Venus" is displayed in the middle.

Ten Mysteries of Venus

Discover ten unanswered questions about Earth's sister planet, Venus.

Storm clouds in white and pale red encircle Venus.

NASA Science Live: We're Going to Venus

Venus' toxic atmosphere and sweltering surface make it a challenging place to study, but NASA is sending two bold new missions there: DAVINCI and VERITAS.

Artist's concept of volcano erupting on Venus.

NASA's Return to Venus

Learn about NASA's two bold new missions, DAVINCI and VERITAS, that will study Venus.

A yellow orb floats in a black sky.

Why is Venus Called Earth's Evil Twin? We Asked a NASA Scientist

Discover why Venus is sometimes called Earth's evil twin.

Image of Venus with detailed surface features, shown with a bright white region at its north pole.

The Mysterious Planet

By studying Venus, scientists can learn much about exoplanets, as well as the past, present, and possible future of Earth.

A grey Venus as seen from NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft.

Views of Venus' Surface From Space

Explore NASA's Parker Solar Probe's first visible light images of the surface of Venus.

Flowing lava, alternating in color between black and bright yellow and orange.

NASAeClips: Planetary Volcanoes

Explore how NASA missions are teaching us about volcanoes in our solar system.

Two people squat down next to a large grey trash bin. The person on the right is pouring a gaseous substance into a funnel.

Erupting Volcano Demonstration

Learn how volcanoes on Earth can teach us about volcanoes on other worlds in our solar system. Discover how to make your own volcano erupt at home as well!

Activities

White circle next to a half lit yellowish orb.

Planet Phases: Why Does Venus Look Like the Moon?

Did you know that Mercury and Venus have phases just like Earth’s Moon? This activity helps to explain why!

Note: This activity is written for a public engagement event but can be easily adapted to an at-home activity.

A grey probe is shown at the upper left, next to the word "DAVINCI," which is written out in block letters. The prompt to the coloring page is written at the bottom, underneath a black horizontal line.

Envisioning Venus with NASA's DAVINCI Mission

Imagine what we might be able to find on Venus by sending a spacecraft to explore the planet, and use this coloring prompt to bring your thoughts to life.

Three images showing steps of how to make a volcano

Make a Volcano

Explore how volcanoes can form on different planets in our solar system by creating your very own out of play dough, baking soda, and vinegar!

A light yellow-grey circle with two eyes, a black oval mouth, and two eyebrows is shown.

Make Your Own Venus Mask

Create your own wearable planet mask!

Printable Graphics

Three columns of text are shown with one DAVINCI-related graphic in each column.

Exploring Venus with NASA's DAVINCI Mission

Learn about NASA's DAVINCI mission to Venus through this downloadable infographic.

Surface Temperature: Earth vs. Venus

Graphic comparing surface temperature and gravity on Venus and Earth.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/CIL/GESTAR/Brian Monroe

A simplified visualization of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide molecules on a light green background.

Atmosphere & Electric Field: Earth vs. Venus

Graphic comparing the atmospheric composition and electric field strength of Venus and Earth.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/CIL/GESTAR/Brian Monroe

Photo of Venus from Earth Orbit. Valentines caption says "You're the brightest planet in my sky."

Space Valentines: From NASA with Love

Celebrate Venus, the Roman goddess of love, with these shareable space-themed valentines.

Podcasts

NASA's Curious Universe is typed out in white text against a blue, illustrated background. From left to right, pale blue cartoons of a rocket ship launching, the Moon, stars, and an astronaut are seen. The NASA meatball logo is at top right, and a red semicircle is at top left.

Curious Universe Podcast: Journey to Venus

Join Venus experts Dr. Jim Garvin, Dr. Sue Smrekar, and Dr. Giada Arney on a tour of Venus, Earth's "twisted sister."

A golden space probe with the words "NASA's Curious Universe" is shown in front of a golden yellow mountainous landscape.

Curious Universe Podcast: How to Build a Spacecraft

Explore the world of mission-building with scientists from Venus' DAVINCI mission: Deputy PI Stephanie Getty and Systems Engineer Matt Garrison.

An astronaut jumps from a grey surface towards a red planetary surface.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps Podcast: DAVINCI

Hear from DAVINCI Lead Project Systems Engineer Mike Sekerak as he discusses the DAVINCI mission to Venus.

Illustration of VERITAS orbiter over Venus.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps Podcast: VERITAS

Hear from VERITAS Project Systems Engineer John Brophy as he discusses the VERITAS mission to Venus.

A woman stands in front of a large screen, gesturing at an image with her left hand.

Gravity Assist Podcast: Onward to Venus, with Dr. Lori Glaze

Join Dr. Lori Glaze, Director of Planetary Science at NASA, as she discusses NASA's upcoming missions to Venus.