The surface of Venus is thoroughly inhospitable, but 50km up in its atmosphere, conditions are surprisingly close to those on Earth. Photo: Handout The surface of Venus is thoroughly inhospitable, but 50km up in its atmosphere, conditions are surprisingly close to those on Earth. Photo: Handout
The surface of Venus is thoroughly inhospitable, but 50km up in its atmosphere, conditions are surprisingly close to those on Earth. Photo: Handout

Mars attracts, but did Barack Obama pick the wrong planet for a manned expedition?

Instead of the Martian mission he touted this week, the US president should have considered Venus instead, one Nasa expert says

The surface of Venus is thoroughly inhospitable, but 50km up in its atmosphere, conditions are surprisingly close to those on Earth. Photo: Handout The surface of Venus is thoroughly inhospitable, but 50km up in its atmosphere, conditions are surprisingly close to those on Earth. Photo: Handout
The surface of Venus is thoroughly inhospitable, but 50km up in its atmosphere, conditions are surprisingly close to those on Earth. Photo: Handout
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