Monday, January 23, 2012

Life on Venus?

There was a recent review of photographs from the Russian Venus-13 probe that landed on the planet Venus in 1982.

One scientist, Leonid Ksanfomaliti, of the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences; published an article in the Solar System Research magazine recently.

In this article that the Times of India posted online, Ksanfomaliti states that there were several objects that quote, "emerge, fluctuate and disappear."  Those objects being such things which resembled a "disk", a "black flap", and a "scorpion".

There have been no data proving the existence of life on the planet Venus.  Ground temperatures reach up to 464 degrees Celsius.

Quoting Ksanfomaliti, "What if we forget about the current theories about the non-existence of life on Venus, let's boldly suggest that the objects' morphological features would allow us to say that they are living." end quote.

Is this a precusor for Russia to send more probes back to Venus?  To this blogger, Russia seems to have better luck sending probes to Venus than they do to Mars.

1. Times of India. "Life spotted on Venus: Russian scientist" by . January 21, 2012. ( ).
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