Should We Colonize Venus?


In recent months, new research has come out suggesting that our historical love affair with Mars as a potential second home isn’t going to work out. From technological challenges related to radiation, gravity, water production, and human physiological and psychological problems that might arise due to prolonged isolation, it very much looks like Mars isn’t a good candidate for our second home.

But what about Venus?

Sure, its surface is the very definition of hell, with an average temperature of 471 degrees Celsius. But new engineering proposals, as well as new research on the Venusian atmosphere, may prove that not only is Venus a great choice for our home away from home, but that it might be the onlychoice.

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