Life on Venus


An artist's vision of Venus. LUDEK PESEK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/GETTY

The planet Venus might seem a hellish destination and an unlikely place to find extraterrestrial life. And yet, many experts agree that life may have existed in the planet's ancient oceans -- and may thrive yet within the upper atmosphere. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick in a quest for Venusian aliens.

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Pictures of the surface of venus taken by the Soviet space probe Venera 14 in 1982.
Pictures of the surface of venus taken by the Soviet space probe Venera 14 in 1982.
Photo by: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images

Topics in this Podcast: Venus, aliens, biology, space