New Spacecraft Set To Solve 

Hellish Venus' Mysteries

Named for the Roman Goddess of

Love and fertility, Venus is one of the nighttime sky’s most beautiful sights. But up close, Venus smells like rotting eggs.

Its Raindrops Would Dissolve Flesh

And at its surface, temperatures are hot enough that wood and gasoline would spontaneously burst into flame

Though Today’s Venus Is Grotesque

Scientists suspect it was once quite different—temperate, perhaps awash in oceans, maybe even inhabited

Three Planetary Missions

Launching over the next decade, will reveal whether Venus ever had liquid oceans.

The Robotic Trio Will

Precisely map the planet’s surface, look for signs of active volcanism, and peer into the world’s interior.

These Spacecraft Will Also Help Us

Learn whether the millions of rocky planets in Venus-like orbits around other stars could be habitable.

Is Nasa Planting a Nuclear 

Plant on Moon?