I mean, this is happening in 2029 and 2030, with two different manless probes, so it is potentially not even happening in my life time.
I love seeing Venus on my early morning Shep walks. It's so bright, clear and stands out from anything star-related. I had no idea it is comparable in size, composition and mass of Earth.
It's about 900 degrees on its surface, but in a few more years, so will Earth, so.........
Venus has held interest with me since grade school. I remember reading this story of people who live on the planet and get to see the sun once every seven years (or some such small time frame) - and only for a few minutes. And the kids at this school lock another student in the closet - so she misses it.
It's probably a good lesson story, in retrospect. At the time, it seemed horribly cruel.
With a few word Goooooogle search, it turns out the story is called All Summer in a Day. Did anyone else remember reading that way way way back when?
It turns out it was written by Ray Bradbury. This I had zero remembrance of. But I was like 11, what did I know from Bradbury back then.
I hope to make it another 8-9 years to see what comes from these two probes.
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