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Second rock from the Sun

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2014) Second rock from the Sun. Nature, 512 (7514). p. 252. ISSN 0028-0836. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140903-134345475

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Abstract

Venus is the closest to Earth of all the planets — in distance, size, mass and composition. But it is a hellish place, with opaque clouds of sulphuric acid, crushing atmospheric pressures and surface temperatures high enough to melt lead. Not photogenic and too blistering for conventional rovers and landers, Venus has been passed over by the big missions. Nevertheless, Venus exploration and the interpretation of the resulting data have had their fair share of exciting moments. It is this history that physicist Fredric Taylor relates in his informative primer, The Scientific Exploration of Venus.


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Alternate Title:The Scientific Exploration of Venus
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