Essays on Venus

Exploration Of Venus: The Venera Program

Background In the 1960’s, with the Space Race well under way between the US and USSR, the Soviets set out to explore our sister planet, Venus and uncover what was hidden beneath the clouds. Venus “may have been the first habitable planet in the solar system” and is often referred to as “Earth’s evil twin,”...
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Venus: General Characteristics And Potential For Life

Introduction Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun that it was once named through the Roman goddess of love and beauty. It is the second brightest natural object in the night time sky after the moon, can cast the shadow and be seen to the naked eye in the vast daylight. Since Venus lies...
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On Our State Of Knowledge About Venus & Proposed Missions To Explore It

Size & Atmosphere: Because of its surface and atmospheric characteristics, Venus reflects more than 70% of all light it receives from the Sun. Due to that high albedo of around 0.75, Venus has been known for its extraordinary brightness that led it being named after the famous Roman female figure who resembled the pinnacle of...
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