Johns Hopkins undergrads help NASA uncover the mysteries of Venus

April 08, 2024

Through their involvement in a NASA mission known as DAVINCI (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble Gases, Chemistry, and Imaging), students at Johns Hopkins University are helping to find clues to the planet's mysterious evolution. How did Venus and Earth, which are similar in size and density, end up being so different? Hörst adds: "The class is multidisciplinary, with students majoring in various areas of science and engineering—physics, computer science, data science, mechanical engineering, systems engineering. Though Setzer doesn't yet know whether she wants to pursue a career in space engineering, she says the course will help her decide, and the skills she's gaining there are transferrable. "I absolutely love space science and space engineering … and originally thought I needed to pick [just one of these areas to pursue]," Dalrymple said.

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