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Sep 27, 2022

Scientists say we should prioritize a human mission to Venus before Mars

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Mars isn’t going anywhere.

Seeing as Venus has a hellish surface temperature, hot enough to melt lead, you wouldn’t think scientists would be clamoring to send humans to the fiery planet. Then there’s the crushing atmospheric pressure.

Still, as per a report by The Guardian, a group of space experts is campaigning to shift the focus away from human exploration of Mars and towards first sending a crewed mission to our nearest neighbor, Venus.

The case for a crewed Venus flyby.


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Then there’s the crushing atmospheric pressure and clouds of sulphuric acid in its atmosphere that make its surface utterly uninhabitable.

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