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Scientists hail ‘the decade of Venus’ with 3 new missions on the way

As planetary scientists resumed meeting in person, Venus experts had something special to celebrate.

For decades, the Venus community has been crying out for missions: Only one dedicated spacecraft is currently studying our next-door neighbor, and NASA’s last robotic Venus visitor ended its mission in 1994. Within just a couple weeks in 2021, however, Venus scientists suddenly had a veritable banquet to look forward to, with NASA and its European counterpart committing to three new missions due to launch in the early 2030s. 

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