NASA Reveals the Surface of Venus As It Was Never Seen Before – Watch Video

NASA Reveals the Surface of Venus As It Was Never Seen Before – Watch Video
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There’s no wonder why Venus is known as “Earth’s twin sister.” Both planets feature roughly the same size, and they’re pretty much located in the same region of the Solar System. But each of them has gone through completely different evolutionary patterns.

Venus is also known as the evil twin sister of our planet, and for good reasons. No human being would be able to withstand the conditions from Venus, probably not even by using an astronaut suit. The surface temperature exceeds 450 degrees Celsius. That’s hot enough to melt lead! The atmospheric pressure is also huge on our neighboring planet, and the examples of the hellish conditions from Venus can go on.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe records new images

The Parker Solar Probe of NASA captured images that reveal the red glow of the surface of Venus as it radiates through the clouds.

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Brian Wood, an astrophysicist and WISPR team member, spoke about the importance of the discovery by stating, as quoted by NASA’s website

Venus is the third brightest thing in the sky, but until recently we have not had much information on what the surface looked like because our view of it is blocked by a thick atmosphere,

Now, we finally are seeing the surface in visible wavelengths for the first time from space.

Nicola Fox, who is division director at the Heliophysics Division of NASA Headquarters, stated as cited by the same source:

Parker continues to outperform our expectations, and we are excited that these novel observations taken during our gravity assist maneuver can help advance Venus research in unexpected ways.

Some astronomers even dare to hope that humanity will be able to colonize Venus one day. One of them is Jim Green, a top NASA scientist who believes that astronomers will be able to terraform both Venus and Mars at some point in the future.

 


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Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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