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Life on Venus? New Zealand company heading there to find out

  • September 16, 2020

“Rocket Lab is planning a private mission to Venus in 2023, using Electron to launch a Photon satellite to the planet’s atmosphere in the hopes of providing more data in the search for life.”

Researchers have said potentially finding signs of life on Venus would be “momentous”.

Yuri Milner, founder of the Breakthrough Initiatives, which search for signs of life in the cosmos, said: “Finding life anywhere beyond Earth would be truly momentous.

“And if there’s a non-negligible chance that it’s right next door on Venus, exploring that possibility is an urgent priority for our civilisation.”

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