Planets and Moons  ID: 10192

Venus: Long Time, No See

The last U.S. spacecraft mission to Venus was in 1989 with the launch of Magellan. Even though Magellan spent the next five years radar mapping the surface and gathering high resolution gravity data, much remains a mystery about our so-called sister planet. Did Venus experience a run-a-way greenhouse effect at some point in its history? Why is the surface pressure 90 times greater on Venus then on Earth? Why is the planet so hot? These are only a few of the question that must be answered if we are to learn more about Venus's past and possibly Earth's future.


Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Video Editor
James Garvin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Gordon Chin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Cherilynn Morrow (Georgia State): Interviewee
Dennis Reuter (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Samuel Gulkis (NASA/JPL CalTech): Interviewee
Bob Kozon (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Producer
James Garvin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Gordon Chin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Cherilynn Morrow (Georgia State): Scientist
Dennis Reuter (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Samuel Gulkis (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Bob Kozon (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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