Moscow: Venus is Russian
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Russia claimed that Venus is a "Russian planet." These allegations came a day after scientists discovered a gas in the atmosphere of this planet called phosphine and the presence of several resources on this planet.
The Russian state news agency TASS reported that the head of the Russian space agency "Roscosmos", Dmitry Rogozin, revealed this week that the country is planning to send its special mission to Venus in addition to "Venera de", the latter of which is a joint mission with the United States.
"The resumption of the exploration of Venus is on our agenda," Rogozin said on Tuesday, addressing reporters at the Hili Russia 2020 exhibition, an international exhibition for the helicopter industry in Moscow.
"We believe that Venus is a Russian planet, so we should not be left behind," he added, as "Venus mission projects are included in the unified government program for Russian space exploration for the period 2021-2030."
Venus is similar in size to Earth and its closest neighbor, but it rotates backward compared to the other planets.
American astronomer Sarah Seager says that the discovery of phosphine on Venus raises it to an area of interest worth exploring in our solar system, along with the Mars group and "water world" moons such as Enceladus and Europa.
"We hope to stimulate the planetary science community for more research on Venus itself, searching for the possibilities of life in the atmosphere of Venus, and even space missions that focus on finding signs of life or even life itself in the atmosphere of Venus," she said.
The Russians have a lot of experience when it comes to flower, according to the European Space Agency.
The websites assert that between 1967 and 1984, studies of Venus carried out in Russia were at the forefront of international research on this planet.
Since then, Russia continues to retain its unique experience in designing and developing landing craft on Venus and continues to define the scientific missions of these vehicles.
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