To conquer Venus, try a plane with a brain

 作者:诸葛桴蜾     |      日期:2019-02-27 06:17:01
By Paul Marks CRUSHING atmospheric pressures, fierce winds, baking temperatures and acidic clouds have quickly destroyed every probe or lander ever sent to Venus. So the prospect of emulating the spectacular success of NASA’s Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Venus might seem bleak. But there is hope. Space scientists in the US believe a solar-powered aircraft could explore the atmosphere of the second rock from the sun, and carry a flying “brain” to control a toughened rover on the ground. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Acta Astronautica (vol 56, p 750),