New NASA mission will look for traces of life on Venus

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New NASA mission will look for traces of life on Venus

The New mission of NASA will focus on the search for traces of life on Venus and some satellites of the giant planets of the Solar system, according to the portal . Four new missions aimed at visiting the least explored worlds in the Solar system, was selected in the framework of the Agency's “discovery” that finances a relatively inexpensive missions within our Solar system. Two of the four missions aimed at the study of the second planet from the Sun — — the poorly understood world of the inner Solar system.

is There life on Venus?

Several new NASA missions designed to study Venus, I propose to begin the study of the surface of the second planet from the Sun. The first mission, named program DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere of Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging Plus), offers to send in the vicinity of a planet, the spacecraft of the new generation. Is rapidly falling through the hot and dense atmosphere of the planet, the device could measure the composition of the air shell of the planet, giving researchers the opportunity to understand the processes shaping the Venusian atmosphere. In addition, humanity can finally receive the unique opportunity to find the answer to the question of whether there were ever oceans and seas, creating the conditions on the planet for the emergence of life.

The Second mission, called the program VERITAS will be located in orbit of the planet. Rotating around a planet, the device is equipped with powerful radar equipment that will allow the mechanism to “see” through the dense , mapping the surface in search of active processes such as volcanism or plate tectonics. The device can also determine the composition of the surface and tell us why it is so very different from earth.

New NASA mission will help determine whether there were conditions for life on Venus

Two other prospective missions to study surface details, perhaps the strangest moons in our Solar system. Io Volcanic Observer (IVO) — the first alleged device, which will make several close passes by Jupiter's satellite IO — the most volcanically active places in the Solar system. Although we know that IO is almost completely covered by massive volcanoes, a new space mission could help us figure out the origin of the magma that feeds these volcanoes and how they erupt.

The Latest mission, named the mission of TRIDENT would constitute the proposal of NASA to fly past Neptune and its different from other frozen bodies in the Solar system strange activity. So far the satellite has its own ice volcanoes actively erupting ice and water despite the fact that Neptune and Triton are very far from the Sun. In addition, the TRIDENT program will look for an underground ocean on the moon charm, Neptune's attempts to find out the causes of unexpected activity of this icy object, giving mankind more knowledge about the development and evolution of potentially habitable worlds.

All of the above missions will receive funding in the amount of $ 3 million over the next nine months. At the end of the period of the development of one or two of them will be selected for the actual launch.

Venus — one of the most studied objects in the Solar system

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