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NASA Endurance Mission- Key Facts

A rocket carrying NASA’s Endurance mission was launched recently. What is the aim of the mission? To find out why planet Earth supports life, whereas other planets like Mars and Venus do not. A wet planet like Earth will be suitable for life to exist. Venus was once a watery planet but it dried out ..

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ISRO 2024 Venus Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a spacecraft to Venus in December 2024. What are the objectives of the ISRO Venus mission? To study what lies below the surface of the Venus. To study Venus’ atmosphere, which is toxic and corrosive in nature as clouds of sulfuric acid cover the planet ..

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Parker Solar Probe captures Images of Venus Surface

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe took its first visible light images of surface of Venus from space. Highlights Surface of Venus is usually shrouded from sight, covered in thick clouds. But in two recent flybys, Parker Solar Probe used its Wide-Field Imager (WISPR) to image the entire nightside in wavelengths of visible spectrum. It was a ..

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ESA announces orbiter to study Venus

European Space Agency (ESA) has announced about its probe called ‘EnVision’ to study Venus, after American Space agency NASA decided to send two missions to the planet. About EnVision EnVision will be the next orbiter to circle over Venus. It will provide a holistic view of planet from its inner core to upper atmosphere. It ..

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NASA announces Two Robotic Missions to Venus

American space agency, NASA, has announced its two new robotic missions namely Davinci+ and Veritas, to Venus to examine atmosphere and geological features on the planet. About the mission Each of the missions have been awarded $500m funding. They will be launched in between 2028 and 2030. Missions would provide a chance to investigate the ..

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Antarctica heads towards Climate Tipping Point by 2060

A new study states that Antarctica ices sheets are headed towards Climate Tipping Points by 2060. Climate Tipping in Antarctica There are several ice shelves in Antarctica. As these ice shelves break up, the towering ice cliffs may not be able to stand on their own. The study found that these ice shelves are breaking ..

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