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Venus is once thought to have been very earth-like and pleasant, but now it's considered a harsh wasteland that we wouldn't even send a robot to.

Venus is once thought to have been very earth-like and pleasant, but now it's considered a hellish wasteland that we wouldn't even send a robot to.

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Sources:

Pleasant Venus: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069790
Venus stats: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/in-depth/
Deepest “dive”: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/2203/7742710.pdf?sequence=1
Venera: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/venera.html
Engineering concerns: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2017_Phase_I_Phase_II/Automaton_Rover_Extreme_Environments/
High temp computing: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1192511
Lake beds: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1242777
Hot springs: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature09903.pdf
Asteroids watering earth: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/4/eaar2632
Water on Itokawa: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/5/eaav8106
Amino acids: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/9783527631766.fmatter
Mercury stats, carbon melting point, etc.: Wolfram Alpha.
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/mercury/in-depth/
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