Soaring cities may appear on Venus in the future. The acidic environment of the planet does not allow to master its surface, for this reason, giant airships will be created, the colonists will be in habitable capsules fixed under the hull of structures.
Image via: wikipedia.org Venus’s lower atmosphere is filled with poisonous gases. The planet’s proximity to the Sun and active volcanoes contributed to the fact that its surface warms up to 460 degrees Celsius. At the same time, there is a layer above the toxic atmosphere that resembles the Earth’s atmosphere. It contains carbon dioxide, as well as oxygen and nitrogen. It is theoretically possible to place people in special flying structures. It is necessary to study in detail the processes occurring on the planet in order to control the possibility of its development and death, says Jeffrey Landis, engineer at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. The study of Venus will provide an opportunity to consider a similar scenario for Earth in order to understand the dangers of such cataclysms.
The gases present in the atmosphere of Venus will support the flying structures and prevent them from falling down. Along with this, the colonists will need to be carefully prepared for survival in the extreme conditions of the planet. Previously, NASA calculated that the atmosphere of ancient Venus had a different composition. The planet could be suitable for the emergence of life, while its surface did not heat up above 20 degrees Celsius.
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