A MEETING WITH THE UNIVERSE

Chapter 7



concept drawing of an orbital radar spacecraft scanning the surface of Venus

THE LONG CLIMB AHEAD

Bevan M. French

Unlocking Venus' hidden secrets.
The Venus Orbiting Imaging Radar (VOIR) spacecraft would give scientists their first detailed view of the surface topography of Venus. A powerful radar, carried on the spacecraft, will generate detailed images of the planet's canyons, mountains, and continent-sized land masses by piercing through the multiple cloud layers that always shroud Earths sister world.
 



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