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Venus on Earth: NASA’s VERITAS Science Team Studies Volcanic Iceland


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Venus on Earth: NASA’s VERITAS Science Team Studies Volcanic Iceland


The JPL-led international team used the island as a stand-in for Venus to test radar technologies that will help uncover the planet’s ground truth.

With its crushing atmospheric pressure, clouds of sulfuric acid, and searing surface temperature, Venus is an especially challenging place to study. But scientists know that observing its surface can provide key insights into the habitability and evolution of rocky planets like our own. So to get a global perspective of Venus while staying well above its hellish atmosphere, NASA’s VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio science, InSAR, Topography, And Spectroscopy) mission is scheduled to launch within a decade to survey the planet’s surface from orbit, uncovering clues about the nature of its interior.

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