NASA will launch 2 new missions to Venus by 2030 to return to Earth’s hellish twin

NASA will send two new missions to Venus to learn more about how the planet’s hellish atmosphere turned so hostile over its history.

The announcement came on Wednesday (June 2) during NASA administrator Bill Nelson’s livestreamed State of NASA speech. The two missions, called DAVINCI+ and VERITAS were selected from NASA’s shortlist of four spacecraft for the next round of Discovery missions; the other two contenders would have visited Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io and Neptune’s largest moon Triton.

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