Life On Venus, So Claims Russian Scientist

VenusMaybe Jack Nicholson was right after all. Via Yahoo News:

Leonid Ksanfomaliti, an astronomer based at the Space Research Institute of Russia’s Academy of Sciences, analyzed photographs taken by a Russian landing probe during a 1982 during a mission to explore the heavily acid-clouded planet.

Venus is roughly the same size as Earth, but it has a thick atmosphere dominated by carbon dioxide. With an atmospheric pressure 92 times Earth’s, a waterless and volcano-riddled surface and a surface temperature of 894 degrees, the planet has never been considered a serious target of research into the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

But in his article, published in the magazine Solar System Research, Ksanfomaliti says the Russian photographs depict objects resembling a “disk,” a “black flap” and a “scorpion.”

“What if we forget about the current theories about the non-existence of life on Venus?” he wrote. “Let’s boldly suggest that the objects’ morphological features would allow us to say that they are living.”

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Those would have to be a wicked bunch of creatures to survive on Venus, Daily highs exceed oven temperatures.

  • Pb

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  • Dkdkd

    russian are always full of shit

  • Mamagriff50

    I’m not saying yes there is life on Venus………………But it is possible, they’ve found life living in the extreme heat of volcanic vents in the ocean.  Something to think about.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    So, according to an entirely too brief bit of research, I’ve turned up that the active Soviet mission on Venus in 1982 was Venera 14.

    Here’s a link to the best source of Venera 14 images I could find in the 45 seconds I devoted to looking, in case any wants to play “where’s waldo” or “where’s black flap” or whatever…

    http://www.mentallandscape.com/C_CatalogVenus.htm

    I’m disappointed that there’s not more imagery available.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    Maybe each planet is a living being, maybe a planet is a life. Not sure what you can say about the others but it certainly looks like that for earth.

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