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NASA launches two new missions Send a robot to explore 'Venus'

Reported by ่jiraporn66 | July 21st, 2021 @ 05:56 AM

The US space agency or SLOTXO NASA (NASA) has revealed a new mission to send a probe to Venus. which is considered the closest planet to Earth and the hottest in the solar system

On Wednesday, NASA's new director, Bill Nelson, Announcing two projects of exploration robots to Venus during his first address to NASA officials since taking office.

"Both missions are aimed at understanding why Venus has a surface temperature so hot that it can melt lead," Nelson said, marking the first US program to explore Venus in over 40 years.

The first mission, called DaVinci Plus, will send a small spacecraft to analyze the density of Venus' atmosphere. and check whether this planet used to have water or not.

The second mission, called Veritas, will create a geographic map of Venus' surface to analyze past changes. by NASA aiming to Both missions will be able to start from 2028 to 2030 and will receive $500 million in funding under NASA's Discovery program.

Tom Wagner, a NASA scientist, said: "It's amazing how little we know about Venus. But this new project will help create new understanding of the planet's atmosphere and surface. It's no different from a new discovery.”

In the past, the United States and the Soviet Union Has sent spacecraft to Venus several times at the start of both countries' space exploration programs. NASA's Mariner 2 was able to orbit Venus in 1962, and the Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 was successfully orbited in 1962. 1970, while the European Union also sent a spacecraft around Venus in 2006.

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