It is said that Earth is the only place which appears to have lived since the Solar System was made. The only planet that has a habit existence on it. But recently, news came out which made everyone think twice about the Earth being the only planet to have life existence. According to the researchers, Venus is the planet that they think had a life existence for like three billion years ago. The researchers say that the planet was a resemblance of the Earth as it also had vast oceans. As per Darby Dyar, a planetary scientist at Mount Holyoke College with NASA’s Solar System Exploration team, “That’s what sets my imagination on fire. If that’s the case, there was plenty of time for evolution to kick into action.”
The research made Dyar think that Venus was the first planet to have life in the entire Solar System. As per a report published in Nature, “Venus must have been a place where life was just as likely to arise as it was on Earth.” The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to reach the planet in 2023. Along with ISRO, NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Russian space agency Roscosmos are also planning to visit Venus. “Why are we investing so much time looking for life on Mars when it only had liquid water for 400 million years?” Dyar asks. “And then there’s Venus with three billion years of water and no one loves her.”
James Garvin, the chief scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center says that whatever the astronauts find at the planet Venus, the findings are going to be “beyond our wildest dreams. We need to find out. Because she’s waiting to tell us something and I would hate to miss the boat.” Even Sir. Stephen Hawking agreed that “Venus is like Earth in so many ways,” “A sort of kissing cousin. She’s almost the same size as Earth, a touch closer to the Sun. And, she has an atmosphere that could crush a submarine.” But Venus today is totally different as it evolved to be the deadliest planet as the surface temperature reaches up to 400 °C and the skies are covered with sulfuric acid clouds.