Advances in Zoology and Botany Vol. 1(1), pp. 7 - 16
DOI: 10.13189/azb.2013.010102
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Looking for Hypothetic Flora on Venus

Leonid Ksanfomality*
Space research institute of the RAS. Profsoyuznaya str. 84/32, Moscow 117997, Russia


The planet Venus, with its dense and hot (735 K) oxygen-free atmosphere of CO2 (mostly), having a high pressure of 9.2 MPa at the surface can be a natural laboratory for studies of extraterrestrial life different from that of the Earth. On October 22/25, 1975 and March 1/5, 1982, experiments in television photography instrumented by the landers Venera-9, -10, -13 and -14 [1], yielded in large number of panoramas of the Venus surface (or their fragments) at the landing site. Over the past 31 and 38 years, no similar missions have been sent to Venus. Discovery and characterizations of extra solar planets suppose that some of them possess physical conditions close to those of Venus. In connection with the interest in what kind of life is possible existing on some of the exoplanets, the VENERA panoramas that fit for analysis were reprocessed and reexamined. A few relatively large objects were found with size ranging from a decimeter to half meter, both terramorphic or with unusual morphology. The objects were observed in some images, but were absent in the other or altered their shape. Some of them were reviewed in Ksanfomality, 2012. One may suppose that the only source of energy for this hypothetic life is photosinthesis produced by plants. That's why important is a search of Venusian flora. The article presents some of the obtained results.

Venus, VENERA Missions, Extraterrestrial Life, Exoplanets

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[1] Leonid Ksanfomality , "Looking for Hypothetic Flora on Venus," Advances in Zoology and Botany, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 7 - 16, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/azb.2013.010102.

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Leonid Ksanfomality (2013). Looking for Hypothetic Flora on Venus. Advances in Zoology and Botany, 1(1), 7 - 16. DOI: 10.13189/azb.2013.010102.