NASA will be heading back to Venus

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  1. Gingerbread Demon

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  2. Santaman

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    So we're going to see what Earth will be like after we humans have f#cked it up beyond repair..
     
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    Last week I was kind of disappointed that a Venusian rover wouldn't be a reality before 2039 (if ever), although the newer proposal might be cooler.

    It's great that DAVINCI+ was approved, we'll have an atmospheric probe, whee.

    Hope the ugly Zephyr gets approved too.
     
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  4. Gingerbread Demon

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    Yes
     
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    To make Earth like Venus at this distance from the sun, we would need the air to contain roughly 30,000 PPM of CO2. Right now we are at 417 PPM, or a bit over 120 PPM above where we 'should' be.

    I'm not sure we could get to 30,000 even if we burned every speck of carbon on earth, even what's trapped in the limestone.
     
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    Of course I was a bit sarcastic but at the moment it does seem we're really trying to prepare this planet for a Venusian invasion.. ;):p
     
  7. Gingerbread Demon

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    Because a certain sizeable portion of the population of most Western countries think God will give them a whole new planet so why not mess this one up for profit?
     
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    When I was in elementary school one of my classmates insisted that his dad was a scientist who had gone to Venus in a rocket ship.

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