Venus is very similar to the earth. Why don’t scientists want to explore Venus? I prefer Mars

The order of the eight planets in the solar system from near to far from the sun is: Mercury, Venus, earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Obviously, Venus and Mars are close to the earth. Who is closest to the earth between them?

According to records, Mars is about 56 million kilometers away from the earth, while Venus is about 43 million kilometers away from the earth. By comparison, we know that Venus is much closer to the earth than Mars.

Venus is very similar to the earth. Why don’t scientists want to explore Venus? I prefer Mars

And scientists regard Venus as the sister planet of the earth, because Venus and the earth are very similar in some ways.

In terms of size, the mass of Venus is 0.8 times that of the earth; in terms of radius, Venus is only 300 kilometers smaller than the earth; in terms of volume, the volume of Venus is 0.88 times that of the earth.

At that time, when the technology was not developed enough, we didn’t use the detector to detect Venus. We only thought wishfully from the above data that because Venus is similar to the earth, the environment on Venus should be the same as the earth. Venus will be a hot and humid planet, and there will be intelligent civilization.

In the late 1950s, astronomers began to observe the surface of Venus with radio telescopes. Since 1961, the Soviet Union and the United States have launched more than 30 detectors like Venus, and began to observe and land Venus in close range.

However, since scientists launched a probe to Venus, they found that the two planets are different from each other.

Venus is as lifeless as hell. The surface temperature of Venus is very high, nearly 500 degrees Celsius, and the average temperature of the earth is only about 15 degrees Celsius.

The atmosphere of Venus is much thicker than that of the earth. The atmospheric pressure of Venus is 92 times that of the earth, which is very strong. The main component of Venus’ air is carbon dioxide.

Moreover, clouds formed by concentrated sulfuric acid are still floating above the atmosphere of Venus. In case of bad weather, the sulfuric acid rain will fall.

Therefore, although Venus and the earth are called “sisters”, they are a pair of “sisters” who seem to be in perfect harmony. This “earth sister” is so “Crazy” that even the detectors sent to detect it have been “destroyed” one by one. No wonder scientists don’t like it and want to ignore it.

Mars is much milder than Venus. Although it is far away from the earth, scientists can easily reach it through the detector, and the detector can be intact.

Mars is smaller than the earth. Its diameter is about 53% of the earth’s, and its mass is 14% of the Earth’s. The temperature on the surface of Mars is very low, with an average temperature of minus 65 degrees Celsius. In this low temperature environment, the probe can better adapt to the environment, and it is not a problem to continuously explore for several years.

In terms of scientific research funding alone, Mars research can be called “high quality and low price”.

Moreover, there are water ice and dry ice in the north and south poles of Mars. In 2015, NASA also found evidence of liquid water on Mars. All kinds of signs show that if human beings want to migrate to space in the future, it is a good choice to migrate to Mars.

Through the above explanation and comparison, it is clear whether we choose to explore Venus or Mars! If you were a scientist, would you choose the same way? Welcome to the discussion area.

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