The New Paper

June 3, 2021

NASA announces two new missions to Venus

NASA announced two new missions to Venus yesterday, due to launch between 2028 and 2030. One mission will focus on the planet’s thick atmosphere and the other will map its surface. Venus is Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.

More context: Both missions aim to help understand why Venus became an “inferno-like world” while it has many other characteristics similar to Earth.

Extra: Here’s the announcement from NASA.
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