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Soyuz-Fregat rocket with the Venus Express probe is installed on a launching site at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. A blastoff for the European Space Agency's Venus Express probe to explore Venus was set for Nov. 9 after its earlier launch was postponed because of a booster rocket problem. (AP Photo)

Scientist claims signs of life on Venus

January 1, 1970

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.