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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A way to explore Venus


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NASA Langley researchers want to get a better idea about conditions on our nearest planetary neighbor, Venus, so they have come up with HAVOC or a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept – a lighter-than-air rocket ship that would help send two astronauts on a 30-day mission to explore the planet’s atmosphere. Exploration of Venus is a challenge not only because its smog-like sulfuric acid-laced atmosphere, but also its extremely hot surface temperature and extremely high air pressure on the surface.

1 comment:

  1. It's a cute idea but, honestly, astronauts on Venus? It's difficult to imagine what they could possibly do that would be worth the sending.