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MESSENGER is on a mission to Mercury, not Venus. But the spacecraft must pass by Venus for a gravity assist en route. In passing, researchers hope to learn a few things about Earth's "evil twin," an Earth-sized world with sulfuric acid clouds, a choking carbon dioxide atmosphere, and a surface hot enough to melt lead.
Originally posted by zorgon
Good Old NASA I can always count on them for a good yarn
Originally posted by DJW001
Venus is very hot, but apparently spiritual beings of the fifth density can live there. (Whatever that means.)