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NASA Explores Possibility of Visit to Venus

Although closer to Earth than Mars, Venus was never considered as a destination for astronauts due to its proximity to the sun and the consequently hellish conditions on the planet. However, a group of NASA scientists says it may actually be easier to visit Venus than Mars, as long as astronauts do not land on the surface but hover above it. The planet's 500 degrees Celsius surface is hot enough to melt lead and its crushing atmospheric pressure is nearly 100 times greater than on...

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