Friday, May 2, 2008


Venus Venture

Credit: ESA

ESA (Europe) and JAXA (Japan) but not NASA (US) are still curious about Venus, the Earth's "twin planet".

Credit: NASA

It is fair to say that NASA has contributed substantially to our understanding of Venus as can be seen in the excellent topographic map of the planet above (based on radar data collected by the Magellan spacecraft). It is also fair to say that NASA still show interest in this planet, they just haven't come around to gather all the resources they need yet...

The article in Geotimes is exceptionally good. Read it! :-)

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