NASA just announced two new missions that will study the lost habitable world of Venus.

NASA recently announced two missions namely DAVINCI+ and VERITAS to Venus, Earths closest planetary neighbour, that aims to explore and study the planet. The two new missions are part of NASAs Discovery Program.
Using cutting-edge technologies that NASA has developed and refined over many years of missions and technology programs, were ushering in a new decade of Venus to understand how an Earth-like planet can become a hothouse,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASAs associate administrator for science. “Our goals are profound. It is not just understanding the evolution of planets and habitability in our own solar system, but extending beyond these boundaries to exoplanets, an exciting and emerging area of research for NASA,
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Details of the two missions are published on NASAs official website. It states that the space agency is awarding approximately $500 million per mission for development and each of these missions is expected to launch in the 2028-2030 timeframe. DAVINCI+ and VERITAS were picked as the final selections from four mission concepts back in February 2020 as part of the agencys Discovery 2019 competition.
Talking about the plans, NASA states DAVINCI+ will measure the composition of Venus atmosphere to gain deeper insights into how the planet formed and evolved. It will also determine whether the planet ever had an ocean. Moreover, DAVINCI+ will return the first high-resolution pictures of the unique geological features on Venus known as tesserae which might suggest that Venus has plate tectonics.
VERITAS is aimed towards mapping Venus surface to determine its geologic history and understand why its development was different from Earth. Also, VERITAS will map infrared emissions from Venus surface to map its rock type and analyze whether active volcanoes are releasing water vapour into the atmosphere.