It turns out that a joint team of American and Russian scientists believes there could be alien life on Venus, and they want to send a spacecraft to find out. Called Venera-D, the potential mission would investigate curious dark streaks found on Venus, which experts believe may be caused by Alien life.
Venus, the second planet from the sun, with a temperature that is maintained at 462 degrees Celsius, no matter where you go on the planet –therefore the hottest planet in the solar system— may be home to ALIEN life.
As described by Inverse, Venus has some rather “spooky looking clouds” that just might contain alien life.
Interestingly, in the past, the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, published a series of photographs, taken by the Venera probe which allegedly shows evidence of living organisms on Venus. According to an explanation by Leonid Ksanfomaliti, doctor of physical and mathematical science, at the Institute of Space Research, the images taken 30 years ago reveal the movement of extremely strange objects on the surface of Venus.
These enigmatic dark streaks have captured the imagination and attention of experts since the 1960’s, but now, a team of American and Russian scientists are determined to find out the exact nature of the enigmatic bands in Venus’ atmospheric cover.
Experts from Russia and the US will submit plans for a new mission dubbed as Venera-D, which is basically an unmanned spacecraft that would be sent to Venus, and determine if the mysterious dark streaks are evidence of microbial alien life on Venus.
Ever since the dark streaks were spotted, scientists have tried explaining them. Some believe the enigmatic marks are particulates (like iron and sulfur) that are mixed into the clouds. Other theories propose that it could ice, and there are those who theorize ALIENS may be the ultimate answer.
Scientists are confident there is a so-called ‘sweet spot’ in Venus’ atmosphere at about 50 kilometers in altitude and extending a dozen kilometers outward. It is precisely there, where temperatures range from 30ºC and 70ºC, a more hospitable range for living organisms.
“I cannot say that there is microbial life in Venus’ clouds,” Sanjay Limaye told Astrobiology Magazine, an atmospheric scientist from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and member of the Venera-D science definition team. “But that doesn’t mean it’s not there either. The only way to learn is to go there and sample the atmosphere.”
While a new mission to Venus may sound extremely exciting, it is noteworthy to mention that in the past, there have been complications with exploring the second planet from the Sun.
Venus has a high surface pressure, and its temperature of 462 degrees Celsius are a huge challenge for today’s technology.
In the past, the only successful mission that was able to land on Venus was the Mariner 5, which survived for 93 minutes before being destroyed by the hostile conditions on Venus.
If experts want the new Venera-D mission to be successful, they will have to create a spacecraft unlike any other.