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Found: Life on Venus?
In 1982 Russia sent a probe to Venus.
This probe was named Venus 13.
Although the probe did take some pictures, it did not take too many. It is believed that the reason for this was that the camera melted in the heat at the planet surface.
Having studied these photos Leonid Ksanfomalati of the Space Research Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has presented a paper stating that he believes that the images show that there is life on the planet.
He claims that the photos show “a black flap”, a “disk” and what appears to be a “Scorpion”.
He also claims that these photos show how these objects moved and eventually disappeared.
He provided what he called the photographic evidence with his paper.
People who have read his paper cannot disagree with what Leonid says about the photos. They confirm the visual evidence of the objects he claims and also accept that the objects do appear to change their position.
It has been confirmed that at least one of the objects referred to in the paper, exists on Venus photos from other probes but not necessarily in the same location.
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What must be kept in mind here though, is that the estimated temperature on the surface of Venus is over 800 degrees F. That the atmosphere is such that if a Scorpion like creature did exist, it probably would not be carbon based, as life is on Earth, and it would have to breathe in a similar manner to a tree.
That though, by any means, means that the creature does not exist.
It is possible though that these objects could have been misidentified, perhaps objects that dropped off of previous probes. The fact that they seem to have moved between photos, is not really surprising considering that the estimated wind speeds on Venus exceed 400mph.
The real question that has to be answered here is: how come it has taken 30 years for this information to come to light?
Surely something possibly as important as this would have been discovered soon after, certainly within months, of the photos being seen. Why were the facts not reported to the general public earlier?
If some simple explanation for these objects had existed, then I believe they may have been reported earlier. The only logical reason for not disclosing the information would be that there was no logical explanation for their existence.
This obviously begs the question: if only things that can be explained, are reported publicly, how much information do space agencies have that we have not been told of?
Is it not fair that if something is found with our tax money that we should be made aware of it, even if it cannot be explained?
Space exploration is supposed to be for the education and betterment of all of mankind, not just a privileged few.
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