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EnVision: Taking the pulse of our twin planet

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EnVision is an ambitious but low-risk response to ESA's call for a medium-size mission opportunity for a launch in 2022. Venus is the planet most similar to Earth in mass, bulk properties and orbital distance, but has evolved to become extremely hostile to life. EnVision's 5-year mission objectives are to determine the nature of and rate of change caused by geological and atmospheric processes, to distinguish between competing theories about its evolution and to help predict the habitability ...

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10.1007/s10686-011-9244-3

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Journal:
Experimental Astronomy
Volume:
33
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
337-363
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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ISSN:
0922-6435
URN:
uuid:87535f99-9c71-410c-8184-4451798909ce
Source identifiers:
329461
Local pid:
pubs:329461

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