Venus as a Natural Laboratory for Search of Life in High
Temperature Conditions: Events on the Planet
on March 1, 1982

L. V. Ksanfomality

Space research institute, RAS, Moscow

Received July 28, 2011

Abstract—New classes of extrasolar planets with relatively small masses (“super-Earths”) located in low orbits
near low luminosity stars possess moderately high temperature and atmospheric pressure at their surfaces. Such
physical conditions and composition of an atmosphere is incompatible with the Earth’s amino- nucleic acid
form of life. But should they be considered as conditions incompatible with any form of life at all? Considering
the conditions on Venus as a possible analogue of physical conditions on low-orbiting exoplanets of the “super-
Earths” type, a new analysis of Venusian surface panoramas’ details has been made. These images were pro-
duced by the VENERA landers in 1975 and 1982. Also the images which had not been previously considered
were included in the processing. A few relatively large objects were found with size ranging from a decimeter
to half meter and with unusual morphology. The objects were observed in some images, but were absent in the
other or altered their shape. The article presents the obtained results and analyzes the evidence of reality of these

DOI: 10.1134/S0038094612010042

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