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Life spotted on Venus: Russian scientist
Times of India ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | staff

Posted on 01/22/2012 3:47:21 PM PST by garjog

MOSCOW: Several objects resembling living beings were detected on photographs taken by a Russian landing probe in 1982 during a Venus mission, says an article published in the Solar System Research magazine.

Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences published a research that analysed the photographs from the Venus mission made by a Soviet landing probe, Venus-13, in 1982.

The photographs feature several objects, which Ksanfomaliti said, resembled a "disk", a "black flap" and a "scorpion".

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: alienlife; catastrophism; cslewis; perelandra; velikovsky; venus
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To: bike800

I was thinking more like “RUN AWAY!”


21 posted on 01/22/2012 4:00:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Beowulf9

Seems like I read that the density of the atmosphere is so great that it refracts the light in a way that it would seem like you were standing at the bottom of a bowl with the sides rising up around you to the horizon.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 4:02:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: garjog
Better get your ammo and freeze food in order! If Obama wins again the Venusians will sense that we are weak and attack!


23 posted on 01/22/2012 4:07:57 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: garjog

Uhhuh, Tholians.

24 posted on 01/22/2012 4:10:20 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: bigheadfred

Eeew. What has been seen cannot be unseen. Where is the eye bleach when you need it?


25 posted on 01/22/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Beowulf9

sounds like they’ve got global warming there - wonder if they need a boatload of climate scientists and one former VP to help figure it out?


26 posted on 01/22/2012 4:11:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: garjog

Wasn’t this shown to be part of the equipment that was malfunctioning?


27 posted on 01/22/2012 4:13:53 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

I’ve read lots of science fiction. Surely that’s enough to qualify me to be a Russian scientist.


28 posted on 01/22/2012 4:20:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve read lots of science fiction. Surely that’s enough to qualify me to be a Russian scientist.

Depends, do you like vodka?

29 posted on 01/22/2012 4:23:18 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: Beowulf9
The pressure at the surface is about 90 Earth atmospheres! This is a pressure of about 900 Newtons per square centimeter or about 1300 pounds per square inch.

Isn't that what hit John King in the face at Thursday's debate?

30 posted on 01/22/2012 4:24:47 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Eye bleach won’t help. I can give you the name of my therapist, though.


31 posted on 01/22/2012 4:24:58 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: garjog

32 posted on 01/22/2012 4:25:06 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: garjog

Russian tabloids are always running this type of crazy crap.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 4:25:48 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: garjog

34 posted on 01/22/2012 4:27:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: garjog

Lots of possibilities. While the surface of Venus is about 90 atmospheres, it is the equivalent of about 1300m underwater, where lots of complex sea life dwells.

Temperature and noxious gases are another problem. While there might be animals evolved to handle these for a short time, they would need to quickly return underground where it could be substantially cooler.

The best possibility is that there is a large body of liquid underground that when hot, sinks, and when cool, rises, thus creating a cooling current between deep underground and the surface.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 5:06:38 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Temperature and noxious gases are another problem.”

One of the posts above says that the surface air is clear with no wind. So there would have to be underground water so deep it wouldn’t be burned by by 400 degree C.


36 posted on 01/22/2012 5:11:08 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: garjog

The Soviets had problems over and over with the Venera landers. The first one they thought landed actually was crushed before landing as it was not built for the pressure of Venus. The longest lander actually functioned for about two hours after landing. These probes were taking photos while quickly being destroyed by the heat and pressure. I can’t imagine there could be any life other than subterranean microbial life there.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 5:28:06 PM PST by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: garjog

Russian scientists are no strangers to sensational claims...

38 posted on 01/22/2012 5:31:33 PM PST by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: CurlyBill

“Russian scientists are no strangers to sensational claims... “

OK so what is that photo supposed to be of I wonder?


39 posted on 01/22/2012 5:41:53 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Heh! First episode I thought of. Starred William Shatner, as I recall...


40 posted on 01/22/2012 5:48:36 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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