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Post NASA picks missions to Venus, Triton and Io as finalists for Discovery funding

NASA has selected four proposed Discovery-class interplanetary missions to receive $3 million to flesh out their concepts, with the aim of choosing one or two of them next year for further funding. Two of the proposed missions focus on Venus: DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging Plus), which would send an spherical probe through Venus' atmosphere to study the cloud-covered planet's atmosphere all the way down to the surface; and VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography and Spectroscopy), which would map Venus with synthetic radar and an infrared imager. The other two are Io… Read More



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