Venus made with data from the Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP

Nasa has announced two robotic missions to Venus after decades of exploring other worlds. The space agency will return to Earth’s closest neighbour w(...)

A photo provided by NASA of composite image of Mars. Photograph: NASA/The New York Times

Big hugs, fist bumps and broad smiles at mission control greeted confirmation that the Nasa probe InSight successfully landed on Mars – just before 8 (...)