American scientists intend to launch a probe to Venus to search for signs of life on the planet.
This is reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
< br /> Scientists suggest that there is space above the planet's surface that is suitable for microorganisms. The study will have only three missions: in 2023, 2026 and 2029.
In the first, the Photon spacecraft will go to Venus and release a probe that will enter the planet's atmosphere. With an autofluorescent nephelometer, it will shine on the clouds. If complex or organic molecules are contained there, they will become fluorescent.
A balloon will be launched as part of the second mission. He will deploy four mini-probes to measure the acidity and water vapor content of the atmosphere. And as part of the third mission, a sample of one liter of gases will be taken, which will later be analyzed on Earth.