Venus

Rod Pyle: Finding Venus

Rod Pyle

Episode 1803

Rod joins Leo to talk about NASA's plan to explore Venus, which Rod calls the trailer park of the solar system. Nobody really knows a lot about Venus, and it's a nasty place. 900 degrees. Clouds of acid. High-pressure atmosphere. No way people can land there. But there's volcanic activity and is often called the lost habitable planet. NASA is planning to land two probes. One will parachute and transmit data on the atmosphere until it dies. One will be a radar mapping mission of the surface from orbit.