Extreme temperatures, hurricane winds and intense volcanic activity may make Venus the last place where life has yet to be looked for in the Solar System, but a new study suggests that the second planet from the Sun might still exist.

The second planet on the sun is often referred to as the sister of Earth, due to its similar size for its mass, density, and density, but this is where the similarities end.

Unlike on earth the temperature on Venus is up to and including 464 degrees Celsius because its atmosphere consists mostly of heat-injecting carbon dioxide.

There have been oceans in the past that could have held life, but all this water evaporated.

Although life is impossible on the surface, it could remain within the clouds of sulphuric acid that surround Venus, possibly proving more habitable than originally thought, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team led by Sara Seager, an astrophysicist and planetary researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, built a chemical model of Venus “atmosphere that” predicts that clouds are not made entirely of sulfuric acids but comprise partly of ammonium-salt mud, which may be the result of the biological production of ammonia in clouddrops.”

She noted that the habitation of Venus’ atmosphere is actually just a hypothesis, though, expressed hope that ‘in the very far future… we can try to bring a sample of the cloud material back to Earth and look for life itself.’.

Seager was among the researchers who proposed the presence of phosphorous – another ‘Bio-signature’ gas – in clouds above Venus in 2020 and this study is one more in the long-term study.

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Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. As the brightest natural object in Earth’s night sky after the Moon, (wikipedia)


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The Indian National Science Academy is a national academy in New Delhi for Indian scientists in all branches of science and technology.In August 2019, Dr. (wikipedia)