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Originally posted by SheopleNation
reply to post by Alienmojo
I want to believe that the photo is real probably even more than you do my friend, but it's impossible for me to know that. However, those cameras, let alone all the equipment would have burnt up miles above the surface of Venus. It's a fraud my friend. I don't like that answer either, but why even buy into a nation that lies all the time, not that we don't as well?
The Venera panoramas are spherical projections. They can be remapped to perspective projections and overlayed (using Adobe Photoshop CS2) to produce views that give a better subjective impression of the Venusian surface. In the overhead view, notice the shadowing around the lander. Surface illumination is from the uniformly bright hemisphere of the sky, but the lander blocks part of the sky from nearby ground.
What I find most interesting in those images is how bright and clear it is, considering what the atmosphere is supposed to be like
edit on 21-1-2012 by zorgon because: Gremlins did it :shk:
Originally posted by dannotz
In regards to the pictures, the "moving" object seems to be 2 different objects, 2 different locations.
Originally posted by angellicview
Okay, don't yell at me too bad if I'm wrong, BUT... do you think it's at all possible that they didn't release any pics of the creatures they found and the pics we are looking at here are just the landing area? And that thing we are all studying is actually a mechanical - whatever. What do you think?
Snottites are colonies of single-celled extremophilic bacteria which hang from the walls and ceilings of caves and are similar to small stalactites, but have the consistency of "snot", a slang word for nasal mucus. The bacteria derive their energy from chemosynthesis of volcanic sulfur compounds including H2S and warm-water solution dripping down from above, producing sulfuric acid. Because of this, their waste products are highly acidic (approaching pH=0), with similar properties to battery acid
Originally posted by ZeskoWhirligan
reply to post by Ihnen
Well, I think the Venusian Reconnaissance Office has been intercepting Earth probes and feeding them a load of false information for decades. Hey, that's what I'd do if I wanted to keep the Earthlings away...make 'em think Venus is an uninhabitable hellhole.
June 5, 2007: Picture this: A spaceship swoops in from the void, plunging toward a cloudy planet about the size of Earth. A laser beam lances out from the ship; it probes the planet's clouds, striving to reach the hidden surface below. Meanwhile, back on the craft's home world, scientists perch on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens.
Sounds like science fiction? This is real, and it's happening today.
The spacecraft is MESSENGER, and the planet is Venus. On June 5, 2007, MESSENGER will fly past Venus just 338 km above the planet's surface--and it will shoot a laser into the clouds.