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DAVINCI Deep Atmosphere Probe on Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI space probe will dive into the hellish atmosphere of Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI mission will study the origin, evolution and current state of Venus in unprecedented detail from cloud tops to the planet’s surface. The mission’s goal is to help answer long-standing questions about our neighboring planet, particularly whether Venus was ever wet and habitable like Earth. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Last year, NASA …

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NASA’s DAVINCI mission will dive into the hellish atmosphere of Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI mission to Venus is scheduled to launch in 2029. A new paper details this journey to come, a daring mission that could shed new light on the scorching planet’s mysterious and potentially habitable past. Upon arriving at the second planet from the Sun, the probe will dive into Venus’ atmosphere, ingesting its gases …

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NASA’s DAVINCI mission will dive into the massive atmosphere of Venus

Credit: NASA In an article recently published in The Journal of Planetary Science, NASA scientists and engineers provide new details on the agency’s Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gas, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) mission, which will descend through Venus’ stratified atmosphere to the surface of the planet in mid-2031. DAVINCI is the first mission …

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NASA’s DAVINCI mission will dive into the massive atmosphere of Venus

Credit: NASA In an article recently published in The Journal of Planetary Science, NASA scientists and engineers provide new details on the agency’s Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gas, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) mission, which will descend through Venus’ stratified atmosphere to the surface of the planet in mid-2031. DAVINCI is the first mission …

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New highly reactive chemical discovered in the atmosphere

Millions of tonnes of a class of extremely reactive chemicals called hydrotrioxides can linger in the atmosphere for several hours, a new study has found, which could have implications for human health and the global climate. Chemicals interact extremely quickly with other compounds, and their presence means chemists will have to rethink how processes occur …

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New type of extremely reactive substance discovered in the atmosphere

A whole new class of super-reactive chemical compounds, the trioxides, have been discovered under atmospheric conditions. For the first time, an entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds has been discovered under atmospheric conditions. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen, in close collaboration with international colleagues, have documented the formation of so-called trioxides – a …

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A whole new type of highly reactive chemical has been discovered in the atmosphere

Every puff of air we take in is mostly nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen and a pinch of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate on. However, one of these mysteries has just been unraveled. Chemists have …

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