A Russian scientist claims he sees signs of life on Venus. He came to this conclusion based on studies of photos taken during a 1982 Russian landing probe mission to Earth's closest neighbor.
The weight of the atmosphere on Venus is 92 times that of Earth and a temperature of 894 degrees, which makes the type of life known here to be nearly impossible, but life can take on many different forms obviously.
Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences claimed to see life on Venus resembling a "disk," a "black flap" and a "scorpion." His research was published in Solar System Research.
The Venus Express has been exploring the planet since 2005, and so far it has not recorded the same signs of life. Even so, it does not prove that life in some form cannot exist on the gaseous planet.
Do you think it is possible, or is Ksanfomaliti just grasping to say that these images could show signs of life on Venus? Given what is known about the planet, it seems unlikely. However, people have become increasingly aware that extraterrestrial life may appear vastly different to the life that is on Earth, so perhaps there are some living things on the planet. It is certainly interesting to contemplate.
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