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Specialists conduct prelaunch checks on the European Space Agency's Venus Express probe at Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2005. The launch of Venus Express probe intended to explore Venus has been postponed because of a problem with a Russian booster rocket, a delay that closely follows the loss of a high-profile European satellite due to a Russian booster failure, officials said Saturday Oct 22, 2005. (AP Photo) ** PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE SATURDAY OCT 22 **

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.