Tech and Environment: Venus is Earth’s “evil twin” as per NASA scientist. It shares many similarities with Earth yet differs dramatically from it. It has a runaway greenhouse effect, a carbon dioxide-based, 24-kilometer-thick (15-mile) atmosphere clouded with sulfuric acid. Lead-melting temperatures are produced by the planet and the Venusian surface can reach 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius). Three new missions are being prepared for launch to the second rock from the sun by engineers and scientists from NASA and the European Space Agency. The missions are DAVINCI, VERITAS, and EnVision. These missions will help understand the differences between Venus and Earth.
Today: December 9, 2023