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La NASA anuncia dos misiones a Venus por primera vez "en más de 30 años" para entender cómo se convirtió en "un mundo infernal"

NASA announces two missions to Venus for the first time “in more than 30 years” to understand how it became an “infernal world”


Jun 2, 2021 20:31 GMT

One, DAVINCI+, will analyze the atmosphere and the second, VERITAS, will map the planet’s surface.

Two missions to Venus will be launched between 2028 and 2030, announce NASA this Wednesday.

One, DAVINCI+, will analyze the atmosphere and the second, VERITAS, will map the planet’s surface. These are the 2019 Discovery Competition winning projects, each of which will receive approximately $500 million in funding.

“They aim to understand how Venus became an infernal world, when it has many other characteristics similar to ours, and may be the first habitable world in the solar system, with an Earth-like ocean and climate,” the statement said. ..

Da Vinci + has room will come down To the planet’s thick gaseous envelope to analyze it and understand how it formed and evolved. I will also specify If there is any circumference. It is also expected to provide High quality tiles images, geological formations that resemble Earth’s continents and suggest that Venus may have plate tectonics.

It is the first mission to study the planet’s atmosphere since the Soviet instrument Vega 2 visited it in 1985 and the first by NASA since 1978, when the Pioneer Venus 2 probe was launched.

for this part, Truth, honesty You will operate from orbit. It will create a 3D reconstruction of the terrain of Venus. It is hoped that this data will allow understanding Why did it evolve differently to the ground and clarify whether Movements of tectonic plates and volcanoes in the planet. Similarly, the probe will record the types of rocks that Venus is made of in infrared and will try to detect whether volcanoes are emitting water vapor into the atmosphere.

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In 1990 was the last time a specialized mission was launched to Venus. It’s the Magellan instrument, also from NASA, which orbited the planet until October 13, 1994.

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“We are accelerating our planetary science program through extensive exploration of a world that NASA has not visited in more than 30 years. Using the latest technologies developed and refined by NASA over many years of missions and technology programs, We are ushering in a new decade on Venus Let’s understand how an Earth-like planet could become a greenhouse,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science.

“Our goals are deep. It is not only about understanding the evolution of planets and the habitability of our solar system, but about ولكن It extends beyond these limits to the outer planets, an exciting and emerging research area for NASA.”