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DAVINCI Prepares For Venus

Our return to the Earth’s twin has been a long time coming

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon seen from the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA. Shared under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Venus is a tough place to explore. Soviet probes sent in the 1970s and 80s encountered a hostile world forever covered in thick clouds of sulphuric acid and seared by an awful heat. Few of those probes survived long under such conditions: almost all died within an hour of entering the Venusian atmosphere.

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