NASA Chooses Venus for Two New Robotic Missions
NASA is returning to Venus Our closest but probably most overlooked neighbor. After decades of exploring other worlds, NASA’s new administrator, Bill Nelson, announced Wednesday that Two New Robot Missions to the Solar System’s Hottest Planets (June 2)
- Most, but not all, cloudy planet environments are not conducive to life.
- Monday’s study contradicts a widely publicized study published last year that said life was possible in Venus’ clouds.
- “If there was life in the clouds of Venus this life must be ‘The life we don’t know’
The water content in the clouds of Venus and most of the planets in the solar system is too low to sustain life as we know it. A new study published Monday.
The findings further indicate that most, but not all, cloudy planet environments are not conducive to life.
“The water in Venus’ clouds does not reach the levels necessary to sustain life,” study co-author Christopher McKay said. NASA scientists say
John E. Hallsworth, lead researcher at Queen’s University, Belfast, said the research “It shows that the sulfuric acid cloud in Venus contains too little water for active life. based on what we know about life on Earth.”
But new research also shows that Jupiter’s clouds contain sufficient concentrations of water. as well as the correct temperature to keep the creatures there
“We also found that conditions of water and temperature within Jupiter’s clouds could allow microbial life to exist. assuming there are other requirements, such as nutrients,” Hallsworth said in a statement.
“Right now, I’m not saying that there is life on Jupiter. And I’m not even suggesting that life can be there. because it needs nutrients to stay there And we’re not sure of that,” Hallsworth said at a news conference. “But it is still a very profound and exciting discovery and totally unexpected.”
Monday’s report contradicts a widely published study last year that said life was possible in Venus’ clouds. A surprise announcement in September by another research team said the bizarre micro-organisms may be lurking in the thick Venus cloud filled with vitriol.
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especially The tiny amount of water in Venus’ clouds is 100 times too low for life to produce, a study said Monday.
“It’s almost at the bottom of the scale and at an insurmountable distance from what life needs to stay active,” Hallsworth said. His team looked at some of the world’s most drought-tolerant and acid-tolerant microorganisms. And they “won’t have a chance on Venus.”
For a new survey of Venus Three new spacecraft will be headed there this decade and early next, two by NASA and one by the European Space Agency. They will change about the unfavorable water activity at the hottest planets of our solar system.
The authors conclude that the approaches used in the study could be used to determine the atmospheric water activity of planets outside our solar system. This will narrow the search for extraterrestrial life.
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for Venus There is always the possibility that any living thing In the planet’s clouds – if any – may differ from anything else. in the whole world and adapted to the hot and harsh conditions of a hot planet.
“If there was life in the clouds of Venus this life must be ‘Life as we don’t know,’” says Janusz Petkowski, an astrologer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “The question is, how different will life be?”
The study is published in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature Astronomy.
Source: The Associated Press.