Russian and American scientists team up to research mission to Venus. At least, colleagues from the United States is ready to contribute to a joint project on the planet. About it told zavlaboratoriey spectroscopy of planetary atmospheres of the space research Institute (IKI) Russian Academy of Sciences Lyudmila Bolt.
The scientist explained what can be interesting the ground and clouds of Venus. According to her, in an acid atmosphere of the planet can exist the bacteria, similar to those that live in the hydrochloric acid of the human stomach.
“Clouds are composed of 80% sulfuric acid, this means that in drops contains 20% water,” added Bolt.
Moreover, scientist says that Venus life could well have arisen earlier than on Earth.
According to her colleagues from the US have told, what will be their contribution to the common cause of science. So, the Americans will be able to develop and provide instruments for the lander. It is, in particular, on atmospheric platform designed for flight in the clouds. Or, it could be a balloon probe, which can move in the clouds.
As the Bolt continues, NASA is ready to offer small 8-10 kg station to work on the planet’s surface.
As explained TASS of the Bolt, the lander enough to hold on the surface of the planet in just a couple of hours. This time is enough to collect for the study of the necessary samples.
The launch is tentatively may occur in 2026, and itself a joint program would cost $1 billion.
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