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Solar System Research

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 41–53 | Cite as

Venus as a natural laboratory for search of life in high temperature conditions: Events on the planet on March 1, 1982

  • L. V. Ksanfomality
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Abstract

New classes of extrasolar planets with relatively small masses (“super-Earths”) located in low orbits near low luminosity stars possess moderately high temperature and atmospheric pressure at their surfaces. Such physical conditions and composition of an atmosphere is incompatible with the Earth’s aminonucleic acid form of life. But should they be considered as conditions incompatible with any form of life at all? Considering the conditions on Venus as a possible analogue of physical conditions on low-orbiting exoplanets of the “super-Earths” type, a new analysis of Venusian surface panoramas’ details has been made. These images were produced by the VENERA landers in 1975 and 1982. Also the images which had not been previously considered were included in the processing. A few relatively large objects were found with size ranging from a decimeter to half meter and with unusual morphology. The objects were observed in some images, but were absent in the other or altered their shape. The article presents the obtained results and analyzes the evidence of reality of these objects.

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Chevron Solar System Research Natural Laboratory Habitable Zone Image Versus 
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  • L. V. Ksanfomality
    • 1
  1. 1.Space research instituteRASMoscowRussia

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