Planets and Moons  ID: 13339

The Mysterious Planet

Our galaxy contains billions of other planets, but we know very little about them. If we had the chance to study one of these exoplanets in greater detail, and could find one with similar characteristics as Earth, scientists could learn a great deal more about planetary evolution and habitability. Surprisingly, there is a nearby planet we could study right now in greater depth that would not only teach us about our planet, but also about many exoplanets. This planet is our neighbor Venus, and this video unveils details on this mysterious nearby world, and serves as a call to action to explore its many features. Venus-like exoplanets may represent one of the most common and observable types of worlds, and the history of Venus may be the key to understanding the evolution of habitability as a planetary process.

Credits

David Ladd (USRA): Lead Producer
David Ladd (USRA): Lead Video Editor
Giada Arney (NASA): Lead Scientist
Michael Lentz (USRA): Lead Animator
Mike Mirandi (Freelance): Animator
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Music provided by Killer Tracks


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Keywords:
SVS >> Venus
SVS >> Planetary Science
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Exoplanet
SVS >> Animations