Venus as a natural laboratory for search of life in high temperature conditions: Events on the planet on March 1, 1982
- 202 Downloads
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.
KeywordsChevron Solar System Research Natural Laboratory Habitable Zone Image Versus
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Colin, L., Basic Facts about Venus, in Venus, Hunten, D.M., Colin, L., Donahue, T.M., and Moroz, V.I., Eds., Univ. Arizona Press, 1983, ch. 2.Google Scholar
- Florenskiy, K.P., Bazilevskiy, A.T., Burba, G.A., et al., Panorama of Venera 9 and 10 Landing Sites, in Venus, Hunten, D.M., Colin, L., Donahue, T.M., and Moroz, V.I., Eds., Univ. Arizona Press, 1983, ch. 8.Google Scholar
- Ksanfomality, L.V., Planety, otkrytye zanovo (Planets Discovered Anew), Moscow: Nauka, 1978.Google Scholar
- Ksanfomality, L.V., Scarf, F.L., and Taylor, W.W.L., The Electrical Activity of the Atmosphere of Venus, in Venus, Hunten, D.M., Colin, L., Donahue, T.M., and Moroz, V.I., Eds., Univ. Arizona Press, 1983b, ch. 17.Google Scholar
- Ksanfomality, L.V., Planeta Venera (The Venus), Moscow: Fizmatlit, 1985.Google Scholar
- Kuzmin, A.D. and Marov, M.Ya., Fizika planety Venera (The Venus Physics), Moscow: Nauka, 1974.Google Scholar
- Moshkin, B.E., Calculation of Images Real Geometry of Venusian Surface Panoramas Obtained by the VENERA-13, -14 Landers in 1982, Space Research Institute nonpublished paper. Pervye panoramy poverkhnosti Venery (The First Panoramas of the Venus Surface), Keldysh, M.V., Ed., Moscow: Nauka, 1979.Google Scholar
- Planet Formation: Theory, Observation, and Experiments, Klahr, H. and Brandner, W., Eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.Google Scholar
- Selivanov, A.S., Panfilov, A.S., Naraeva, M.K., et al., Photometric Processing of the Venusian Surface Panoramas, in Pervye panoramy poverkhnosti Venery (The First Panoramas of the Venus Surface), Keldysh, M.V., Ed., Moscow: Nauka, 1979, pp. 68–79.Google Scholar