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The European Space Agency's Venus Express probe with Russian the Soyuz-Fregat rocket boosterlifts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, before heading northeast above the desert and into orbit around the earth in a successful launch Wednesday Nov.9, 2005. The European-built probe designed to explore the hot, dense atmosphere of Venus made contact with mission control early Wednesday after blasting off on a five-month journey to Earth's neighbor. (AP Photo)

Scientist claims signs of life on Venus

The Indo-Asian News Service reported Jan. 21 that a Russian scientist has published what he claims is evidence of life on Venus, Earth’s nearest neighbor in the direction of the sun.