Russia has now staked its claim on Venus, saying it is a “Russian planet.”This week,Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space corporation Roscosmos, revealed that the country plans to send its own mission to Venus in addition to “Venera-D,” the planned joint mission with the US, the Russian TASS reported.Rogozin was addressing reporters at the HeliRussia 2020 exhibition, an international expo of the helicopter industry in Moscow.”Resuming Venus exploration is on our agenda,” he told reporters Tuesday.

A gas found on Earth that signifies life has been detected in the clouds on Venus

” We think that Venus is a Russian planet, so we shouldn’t lag behind,” he said.”Projects of Venus missions are included in the united government program of Russia’s space exploration for 2021-2030.”The statement came the day after scientists revealed that a gas on Earth called phosphine had also been detected in the atmosphere of Venus.Venus is similar in size to Earth and is our closest planetary neighbor, but it spins backward compared to other planets.The study authored by Cardiff University professor Jane Greaves and her colleagues 

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