VERITAS Mission – UPSC Prelims

VERITAS Mission:
  • VERITAS stands for Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy.
  • It is NASA’s new Venus Mission.
  • Aim: The mission will map the planet’s surface to understand its geologic history and investigate how it developed so differently than Earth.
  • The mission will use a form of radar to chart surface elevations and discover whether volcanoes and earthquakes are still happening.
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