Return to Venus

  • Released Wednesday, April 9, 2008

From Galileo and the heliocentric model of the solar system to James Hansen's research on the greenhouse effect, observations of the planet Venus throughout history have given us the perspective we need to understand our own place in the universe. Yet with nearly two decades since the last U.S. mission there, our sister planet has received little attention in recent years. 'Return to Venus' provides a look back at the history of Venus exploration, how human perceptions of the planet have changed through time, and inspires us to think about what secrets we have yet to reveal from our inhospitable and enigmatic neighbor.


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