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Venus Express safely in orbit

Duration: 02:31

As Europe's first probe to Venus entered orbit in April 2006, the BBC's Christine McGourty reported on the spacecraft's mission to study the planet's runaway greenhouse effect. The thick Venusian carbon dioxide atmosphere is responsible for searing temperatures at the surface.

Available since: Mon 15 Feb 2010

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BBC Six O'Clock News 11/04/2006

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First broadcast: 11 Apr 2006

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