In a recent article, Russian researchers provided evidence for the existence of life on Venus. They have discovered a strange creature on the surface of the planet that is about 0.5 inches long and has an elongated shape. These tiny creatures are sometimes found in clusters with one appearing to be in the process of molting from its skin, which has been left behind.
In this article, we dive into the findings of a recent article on the phenomena of lightning on Venus and discuss whether this is in fact life on Venus or an odd chemical reaction gave the right conditions.
Russian researchers from the Russian Space Agency’s Institute of Geology and Mineralogy at Moscow State U.F. (MGU) discovered a new creature, as they called it, on Venus.
The new creature is a type of marine worm that is usually found in deep ocean waters and thrives on sulfur rocks in the first kilometers of seawater. It has been found to be living near hydrothermal vents that spew out heated water and gases in Venus’ atmosphere which makes it the only known species to thrive under these conditions.
The scientists found out that this deep-sea worm uses hydrogen sulfide as an energy source and produces sulfuric acid which helps release minerals from the rock around hydrothermal vents to enrich their environment with nutrients. .” This is the first time that a worm of this type has been found living at hydrothermal vents on Venus,” says the MGU’s Alexander Konstantinov. “The existence of other microbes on Venus that use hydrogen sulfide as an energy source and produce sulfuric acid, which helps release minerals from rocks to enrich their environment with nutrients, can’t be ruled out.”
This group of Russian researchers examined a series of photos from the surface of Venus. After investigating the photos, the result appeared to be probable proof of life that no one could cover.
Russian scientists identified the moving object on Venus with a steady structure. They captured a panoramic view of the said creature and analyzed whether it was a living one on the surface of the Red Planet. The photos were from Venera-1, Venera-9, Venera-10, and Venera-13, between 1975 and 1982.
In the photos, it’s not very clear how the creature looked, but it appeared to be moving from one place to another. The creature’s shape appears to be very similar to the critters we have on Earth, like scorpions and lizards.
Being able to find life on Venus or another planet might deeply impact the understanding of people when it comes to the universe. It has a big impact on how beliefs can change, similar to the insurgency that happened when humans went into space for the first time.
The argument of the Russian scientists was according to the concept that the circumstances needed for life to develop on other planets would be different from life on Earth.
The viral news about the creature left people wondering whether Venus could be an alternative habitat for humans. Even when the recording was years back, researchers continued to justify the discovery by the scientists.
Leonid Ksanfomaliti, one of the Russian scientists, stated in the Solar System research journal that what they discovered, the photos they took, were pieces of evidence of life on the Red Planet.
The moving creature appears to be of alien origin. The detailed findings were from a documentary entitled “NASA’s Unexplained Files.” In this documentary, the narrator described how the scientists found the creature crawling across the surface of Venus.
Ksanfomalit confirmed that the creature had the morphological features of an alien, which hinted to them to consider the creature extra-terrestrial. It had a scorpion-shaped body, a black flat, and a disc, which their camera recorded as it moved.
On the other hand, NASA rejected these claims, stating that the creature was not an alien.