Exploring the Challenges and Dangers of Venus

TLDR Despite its dangerous conditions, there are plans for six future missions to explore Venus, including proposals for human flybys. Venus is known for its peculiar rotation, deadly atmosphere, extreme pressure, and lack of a magnetic field.

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00:00 Venus is the second planet from the sun and is known to be one of the most dangerous places in the solar system.
01:59 Venus is known as the Morning Star or the Evening Star because it is closer to the Sun than Earth and can only be seen during certain times of the day.
03:56 Venus has a peculiar rotation, with a day lasting longer than a year, rotating in the opposite direction, and appearing as both the Morning Star and the Evening Star.
05:49 The invention of the telescope allowed astronomers to discover that Venus exhibits phases like the moon, which helped prove the heliocentric model of the solar system, and transits of Venus have been important for measuring the distance from Earth to the Sun.
07:41 Venus has almost no oblatness, which indicates its slow rotation, and early interplanetary probes revealed that Venus is the most inhospitable place in the solar system with a deadly atmosphere and extreme pressure.
09:36 The surface pressure on Venus is extremely high, similar to being deep underwater, and the dense atmosphere and lack of a magnetic field contribute to its deadly conditions.
11:29 Despite the difficulty of exploring Venus, there are six future missions in the planning stages, including proposals to send humans on a flyby to test living in interplanetary space.
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