Russia has some solid emotions about the planet Venus. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, Russia’s space organization, talked at the 2020 HeliRussia show and pronounced that Venus is a “Russian planet,” as indicated by the Russian news office TASS.
This comes after the notable declaration on Monday that specialists have spotted likely proof of life high in the billows of Venus. The researchers discovered compound marks of a particle called phosphine, which is just delivered by living things or in places where there’s high warmth and weight. Since Venus isn’t exposed to high warmth or high weight, life may have recently discovered a way.
Scientists have long suspected the caustic clouds coating Venus could harbor life. Unlike the stiflingly hot surface of the planet, its cloud decks are home to relatively Earth-like conditions, with temperatures hovering around 86 degrees Fahrenheit and pressures similar to what we feel at Earth’s surface.
Russia has a rich history of sending spacecraft to Venus—and has significantly contributed to our knowledge of the strange world—the country can’t claim ownership of the planet just because it was the first to land there. Somewhere in the range of 1967 and 1984, the Soviet Union sent various tests to investigate Venus. Most missions were fruitless, yet a few of these rockets returned significant information about the planet. Venera 7, for example, was the main test to effectively arrive on Venus’ surface. (It passed on not long after.) Venera 9, which dispatched in 1976, snapped the principal pictures of the dusty, forlorn planet. The last Venera missions, 15 and 16, zeroed in on planning segments of the planet’s surface.