Blind Mystic Baba Vanga’s predictions for 2018 have become the talk of the town nowadays. She predicted two major world-changing events to take place in 2018. According to her forecast, in 2018 China will surpass the US to become the next ‘super power’ and also a new form of energy is going to be discovered on Venus.
So, the science fraternity has started talking about the viability of alleged prediction regarding the discovery of new form of energy on Venus, the second planet of our solar system. Researchers and scientists are now trying to figure whether there is any chance to get a new type of Energy on our sister planet Venus and bring that energy back for use on Earth. Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist at North Carolina State University who studies the surface of Venus said to the Newsweek that Venus is a natural place to study as it is a planet much like our own. The two planets are almost similar in size, have similar densities an also possess similar gravities. But still, Venus is very very different from our Earth. There is no chance of possibility of life on Venus as it is too hot and its atmosphere is completely filled with carbon dioxide. Also, its day is longer than its year.
Venus has baffled scientists since a long time. What is there in it extra and what can it give still remain a mystery. Byrne said that Venus is a fascinating planet but the last time a space probe gathered data about Venus was around two decades ago. “We don’t have new data,” said Byrne. Orbiting around Venus is not an easy task as it is a terrifying planet. In 2005, The European Space Agency launched a spacecraft named Venus Express to study the atmosphere of Venus. But the mission ended in 2014 as all the fuel dried up from the spacecraft. Then in 2010, Japan also launched a similar type of mission to Venus called the Akatsuki, but that mission also failed due to an early error in the spacecraft.
Neither of the missions could attempt to see through the thick swirling clouds of carbon dioxide present in Venus’s atmosphere. These thick clouds of carbon dioxide do not allow any of the standard instruments to study its surface. The best way to get to the surface of Venus is through radar, but that will be a very complicated and costly affair.
Although studying Venus’s surface remains as a priority in NASA’s list, till now nothing has been confirmed regarding a potential lander mission to the sister planet. But, Venus comes in the habitable zone in our solar system that means there is a chance that liquid water might be present on its surface. As the surface of Venus has not been successfully explored yet, we never know what it packs inside it. So, it would be good option to have another detailed look towards our sister planet.