I once read a year or so ago that Venus, despite its harsh lower atmospheric conditions, is actually very "earth-like" at a certain level near the upper part of the atmosphere, including an relatively low pH, rain, and a suitable temperature. Not only that, but directly below the earth-like sweet spot, it is so dense that perhaps a hovering establishment may be supported with the help of thrusters. I don't know if this is just speculation and baloney observations, but if it were true, it could be humanity's next destination. There would be a virtually endless amount of "free" energy, whether it be solar or from the heat in the lower atmosphere, that could supply the thrusters with energy, and even keep the lights turned on for the inhabitants. Link provided by Drakkith: https://api.viglink.com/api/click?f...ontent/aip/proceeding/aipcp/10.1063/1.1541418 Have any of you heard about this? If so, would you consider it a practical solution for overpopulation? Is it a better option than Mars or other supposedly suitable bodies? What are the problems we could face, and what are the errors in the original proposal (any atmospheric conditions, energy use, transportation, cost, etc.)?