A NASA instrument bound for Venus prepares to brave the harsh atmosphere

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NASA scientists are preparing to capture the most detailed picture of Venus’ atmosphere to date when the aptly named DAVINCI — or Deep Atmosphere Venus Exploration of Noble Gases, Chemistry and Imaging — mission lands a probe on the planet’s surface.

When the DAVINCI mission’s 3-foot-wide (0.9 meter) descending sphere embarked on a one-way parachute journey VenusIn the early 2030s, it will carry the VASI (Venus Atmospheric Structure Survey) instrument along with five other instruments. VASI will collect data on air temperature, pressure and winds The atmosphere of Venus as hell descends and enters the planet’s crushing lower atmosphere.

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