NASA announces two new missions to Venus

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The missions will take place from 2028 up to 2030
08:41, 3 June 2021

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NASA has announced that it sends two new missions to Venus for the study of the atmosphere and geologic peculiarities of the planet as BBC News reported.

Davinci+ mission (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging) will measure the planet's atmosphere to gain insight into how it formed and evolved. It will also aim to determine whether Venus ever had an ocean.

Related: NASA’s first weather report on Mars

The second mission – Veritas (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography и Spectroscopy) will map the planet's surface to understand its geologic history and investigate how it developed so differently than Earth.

These missions should start from 2028 until 2030.

“NASA chose two new missions to Venus – the closest to the Earth neighbor-planet. These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world, capable of melting lead at the surface," NASA administrator Bill Nelson said.

Related: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover obtains first oxygen sample

As we reported, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration published the first video from the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. The video shows that the Ingenuity helicopter was able to get off the ground and ‘hang’ above the surface of the planet for a while.

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