Exploring Space Lectures

Venus Rediscovered: An Astrobiological or Astrophysical Frontier?

June 29, 2021 | 8 - 9pm

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Discover what we know — and don’t know — about Earth’s enigmatic “sister,” Venus

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Venus remains Earth’s enigmatic “sister,” potentially hiding secrets about the limits of habitability, loss of oceans, and extreme climate change. It has been decades since humanity last visited Venus’s massive atmosphere and reached its inhospitable surface. James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will share how the foreboding Venus of today is poised to share its secrets in the upcoming decades as a new window on our solar system and beyond.

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This program will be presented with live closed captioning.

About the Exploring Space Lecture Series

The Worlds We’ve Touched: Robotic Missions to Other Worlds 
Missions that visit and sample other worlds give us a different perspective and expand our understanding in new ways. Mars, Venus, Titan, Bennu: Our understanding of these distant worlds are enhanced by incredible robotic missions that reached out and touched them. Discover more programs in the series.

The Exploring Space Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.