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Mariner 2 seeks life on Venus

Duration: 01:40

Prior to Mariner 2's 1962 flyby of Venus, some scientists such as Dr Carl Sagan thought that conditions on the planet might favour life. However, the probe's instruments showed that the cloudy planet's surface was extremely hot, greatly reducing the chance that anything could survive there.

Available since: Mon 4 Jul 2011


Mark Halliley
Zam Baring
Series Producer
David McNab
James Younger
James Younger
Teresa Hunt

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The Planets Revisited Life: Black Holes

7/8 Could life exist elsewhere in the Solar System?

First broadcast: 06 Dec 2004

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