FIVE reasons for SiC on Venus
- There are still things to be discovered about our nearest planet, even after 44 spacecraft sent to Venus since 1961.
- The USSR Venera landers could only work for about two hours due to the surface temperature of 460 °C.
- The NASA Magellan and ESA Venus Express collected data from orbit.
- To determine if there is volcanic activity, which is needed for better climate modeling both for Venus and Earth, an in-situ mission is needed to last for more than 2 hours.
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