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Parker Solar Probe Detects Radio Emission in Venus’s Atmosphere – ExtremeTech

This is the first direct measurement of Venus’ atmosphere in decades, and it looks much different than the last time.

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The Parker spacecraft was launched several years ago to study the sun, and that remains its primary mission. However, the solar probe has also made some close passes of the inner planets. A new study reveals that Parker got so close to Venus that it picked up a natural radar ping, proving it passed through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This is the first direct measurement of Venus’s atmosphere in decades, and it looks much different than the last time. 
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