I love Venus more than Mars. It is easier to get to and easier to find a place to survive.
Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world
[Via BBC News – Science & Environment]
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.
There are some interesting aspects of Venus. One is that it is possible to explore it not from the surface – too hot and too high air pressure – but by flying in the clouds.
Thee are spots where the air pressure is the same as Earth. And gravity is Earth normal, 50 km above the surface, the temperature are hot but only slightly more than on Earth. The HAVOC blimp could do a lot.