NASA Hopes HAVOC Can Make Venus Trip Possible

December 29, 2014 4:32 AM

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With an eventual mission to Mars prompting many probing visits to the Red Planet to gather information it may seem that no other planet is suitable for human life. Well, that’s only mostly true. Mars is, in fact, the closest planet to Earth that is easily accessible, but that does not mean that Venus–Earth’s biological twin, in several ways–is not a viable choice.

Well, no, that isn’t entirely true. We can’t live on Venus. That planet is closer to the sun and so its surface temperature is much too high for us to maintain life at all–upwards of 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus it has sulfur in the air so we wouldn’t be able to breathe either (and it would rain aci...

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