Mariner 2 seeks life on Venus

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.

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Role Contributor
NarratorMark Halliley
NarratorZam Baring
Series ProducerDavid McNab
DirectorJames Younger
ProducerJames Younger
ProducerTeresa Hunt

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