Floating cities colonizing on Venus – Can it be a reality?

Venus a planet, second in a row in our solar system. It is the second closest planet to the sun and the second-largest terrestrial planet.

It is also the second-brightest natural object in the sky. This planet was named ‘Venus’ because of the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

The surface of Venus is completely hidden as the atmosphere is so densely covered with opaque layers of clouds that are formed from Sulphuric acid. Its atmosphere mainly consists of 96% of carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, and a small amount of some other gases. According to some researchers, it is said that the size and the mass are similar to earth. In ancient times this was planet was said to be the sister of Earth and also called as “Morning star” and “Evening star”.

This planet is made up of similar composition like earth, as it consists of a central iron core mantel. Even though Venus stands second in our solar system and closest to the sun, it is still said to be the hottest planet in our solar system. Its surface temperature reaches 900 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, knowing these facts about the hottest planet and the harsh condition, this will make an unfavorable condition for human to survive.

NASA is still planning to colonize Venus with the floating city (Inflating Airships). Breathing air on Venus is impossible, as the enormous weight of the atmosphere would crush our body and the surface temperature is high enough to melt lead.

Here is the quick video of the imaginative floating city.

So in this video, we can see an imaginary (concept) view of a floating city which means, though the surface is very hot and the atmosphere is very dense, if we go above 30 miles from the surface, the climate and atmosphere are very much favorable.

Oxygen level is quite high and in recent studies stated the breathable air is only 21% and 78% of Nitrogen, which are uplifting gases similar to Helium.

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The condition of the atmosphere is similar to our earth. It can be proposed as a location for both colonizing and exploration. Although in the 1970’s and 1980’s the Soviet Union had landed a series of probes successfully, but that didn’t last long as the surface temperature is too hot. It is just a concept mission that is carried out in a controlled environment on earth.

The main key challenge for the mission includes performing the ‘Aero capture’ maneuvers at Venus and Earth (the process of entering the orbit of the planet). Entering the orbit and inserting an Inflating Airship protecting the solar panels and the structure from the sulphuric acid in the atmosphere.

With the advanced technology and more refinement in the concept mission of Venus’s, a change in the atmosphere of Venus could give us a chance to expand our future.