Gerónimo Villanueva, NASA scientist: "We will have an hour and a half to find out why Venus became hell"

By 22/07/2023 Portal

NASA will launch the ambitious Davinci mission to Venus in 2029. Composed of a 200 kilo titanium sphere that protects valuable scientific instrumentation inside, two years later it will pass through the thick and toxic atmosphere of Venus suspended from a parachute and enduring temperatures close to 500º C. During an hour and a half of descent to the surface, it will collect data in real time to try to find out if Venus had oceans like Earth and why it became a hell. It is not its purpose, but the probe could find indirect indicators that the planet harbors life or did at some point. Gerónimo Villanueva, from the Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland, USA), says that… See more