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VERITAS: a Discovery-Class Venus Surface Geology and Geophysics Mission
External Online Source: hdl:2014/45906
Author and Affiliation:
Freeman, Anthony(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Smrekar, Suzanne E.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hensley, Scott(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wallace, Mark(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sotin, Christophe(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Darrach, Murray(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Xaypraseuth, Peter(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Helbert, Joern(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Bonn, Germany)
Mazarico, Erwan(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: Our understanding of solar system evolution is limited by a great unanswered question: How Earthlike is Venus? We know that these "twin" planets formed with similar bulk composition and size. Yet the evolutionary path Venus followed has diverged from Earth's, in losing its surface water and becoming hotter than Mercury. What led to this? The answer has profound implications for how terrestrial planets become habitable and the potential for life in the universe.
Publication Date: Mar 05, 2016
Document ID:
20170008273
(Acquired Sep 11, 2017)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION; EXOBIOLOGY; LAUNCH VEHICLES AND LAUNCH OPERATIONS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Annual IEEE Aerospace Conference 2016; 5-12 Mar. 2016; Big Sky, MT; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; New York, NY, United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: SOLAR SYSTEM EVOLUTION; TERRESTRIAL PLANETS; VENUS (PLANET); HABITABILITY; GEOLOGY; VOLCANOLOGY; SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR; EXTRATERRESTRIAL WATER; VENUS SURFACE; EARTH-VENUS TRAJECTORIES; ORBITAL LAUNCHING; COST ANALYSIS; AEROBRAKING
Availability Source: Other Sources
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