(ORDO NEWS) — Venus may have life-forming elements that differ from Earth, suggested Lev Zeleny, scientific director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Scientists plan to test the theory of Russian astrophysicist Leonid Ksanfomaliti about the existence of life on Venus with the help of new photographs during future missions to this planet. Lev Zeleny, scientific director of the Institute of Space Research (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told TASS about this.
“We hope in our future expeditions to check this [the presence of movement]. But for this nothing special is needed – you just need very good high-quality television and the transmission of its results,” Zeleny noted, stressing that the theory is a completely natural idea that “life can take completely different forms in different conditions.”
According to the scientist, the Russian astrophysicist Leonid Ksanfomaliti, who died in 2019, examined the photographs taken from the Venera-9, Venera-10, Venera-13 and Venera-14 vehicles and detected the movement of objects. Based on research, he put forward a hypothesis about the existence of life on this planet.
The scientific director of IKI added that the Novosibirsk Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences was interested in these data. During experiments at extremely high temperatures and pressures (but lower than on Venus), scientists discovered a different self-organization of molecules. “What is life? It’s just the self-organization of matter. Venus may have life-forming elements that are different from the Earth,” the scientist suggested.
As Zeleny explained, in the future it is planned to “conduct laboratory experiments: what kind of organic chemistry occurs at such extreme temperatures.”
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