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NASA’s missions to Venus


Venus is regularly alluded to as Earth's twin. Both the planets are practically indistinguishable in size, density and gravity. Regardless of the physical resemblance, as most of us are aware of, the two worlds ended up being radically different from each other. While Earth is a paradise for life, Venus is a blistering hellscape. Venus has a thick, poisonous environment loaded up with carbon dioxide and at 850 degrees Fahrenheit and is the most hottest planet in the solar system. It has a devastating air pressure and is unendingly covered in thick, yellowish billows of sulphuric acid.

In spite of the fact that Venus was the first planet to be investigated by a rocket (Russia's Venera 1 in 1961), space offices have generally disregarded Venus over the most recent couple of years and focussed on different planets, particularly Mars.

But, that is set to change with NASA, the U.S. Space Agency, reporting two automated missions to Venus as a feature of the Discovery Program. Late investigations, one proposing that the planet's surface was habitable for a few billion years, and another recommending presence of microorganisms in Venusian skies, have revitalized an interest in Venus.

Set to be dispatched in 2028-2030 time span, the NASA missions will incorporate an orbiter called VERITAS and an environmental test known as DAVINCI+. The price tag of every mission is covered at around $500 million.

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