- The planet Venus, which is called the ‘twin sister’ of the Earth, has always attracted humans.
- After conquering Mars, now NASA wants to unveil the secrets of Venus
- NASA is going to send two new vehicles DAVINCI + and VERITAS towards Venus after 30 years
The planet Venus, which is called the ‘twin sister’ of the Earth, has always attracted humans. After conquering Mars, now the US space agency NASA wants to unveil the secrets of Venus. After nearly 30 years, NASA is going to send two new spacecraft towards Venus.
NASA Chief Administrator Bill Nelson said that both these missions have been named DAVINCI + and VERITAS. NASA said in a statement, ‘The objective of these missions is to understand the planet Venus, so that it can be found that despite having many features like Earth, this planet became like hell.’ The agency said that Venus could be the first planet in the solar system where people could live and had oceans and climate like Earth.
Why did Venus get so hot? will know
The space agency said that the DAVINCI+ spacecraft will assess the atmosphere of the planet Venus and try to know how it formed. It will also find out whether this planet ever had an ocean like Earth. This vehicle will try to detect important gases like helium, neon and krypton in the atmosphere of Venus. Earlier in the year 2020, scientists claimed that phosphine gas has been discovered on Venus. However, later this claim did not turn out to be true.
The DAVINCI+ spacecraft will also send high-resolution images of an area called the continent of Venus. NASA said that through this an attempt will be made to find out why the planet Venus became so hot. NASA had earlier started the Pioneer Project and Magellan Project in the year 1978. The Magellan spacecraft reached Venus in August 1990 and continued to operate until 1994.
VERITAS vehicle will prepare 3D map
NASA’s second vehicle VERITAS will map the surface of the planet Venus. Will try to trace its geological history to know why this planet evolved so differently from Earth. It will trace the evolution of the surface using Radar and prepare a 3D map of it. This will be able to know whether volcanic activities are still happening on the planet Venus or not.