New Missions to Venus - NASA

Veritas will be the second mission to map the rocky planet's surface in search of geologic history.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 04, 2021 11:45:34 am

04 June 2021 Current Affairs:The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced the launch of two new robotic missions to Venus. Previously, scientists obtained new information about Venus by reflecting radio waves off the planet.

Highlights:
♦ The two sister missions want to know how Venus turned into an inferno capable of melting lead on its surface.
♦ DaVinci Plus will be the first of the two. It will analyze the thick, cloudy atmosphere of Venus and try to determine whether this inferno planet has ever had an ocean and may be habitable. To measure the gases, a small craft will be launched into the atmosphere.
♦ Veritas will be the second mission to map the rocky planet's surface in search of geologic history.
♦ The new missions will provide new perspectives on the planet's atmosphere, which is primarily composed of carbon dioxide.
 
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