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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Possibilities for Life on Venus

There is an interesting article on Astrobio on the possibilities of life on Venus:

"The clouds [on Venus], after all, do contain water, mixed in with concentrated sulfuric acid. This is highly speculative, but I think it is possible that life could exist, even today, in the clouds of Venus. We now know that life exists in clouds on Earth, and also that some terrestrial organisms can thrive in extremely acidic environments. Furthermore, the clouds of Venus are a much more stable and continuous niche than the comparatively ephemeral and wispy clouds of Earth."

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If interested in astrobiology, I've got a new blog ("Alien Life"), which gives daily roundups of the latest news from the various scientific fields that form astrobiology and information about SETI. It's at http://alienlifeblog.blogspot.com/.
 
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