December 6, 2023



Privately-Funded Venus Probe Will Search for Life in Clouds of Sulfuric Acid on Earth’s Sibling Planet



Report led by MIT scientists details a suite of privately-funded missions to hunt for life on Earth’s sibling planet.

With multiple rovers landed and a mission set to return samples to Earth, Mars has dominated the search for life in the solar system for decades. But Venus has some fresh attention coming its way.

In a new report published on December 10, 2021, a team led by MIT researchers lays out the scientific plan and rationale for a suite of scrappy, privately-funded missions set to hunt for signs of life among the ultra-acidic atmosphere of the second planet from the sun.

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