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venus-life-phosphine-microbes

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/09/venus-life-phosphine-microbes/616342/

maybe clouds hold life on venus

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Just wondering...what is the distance from earth to venus, compared to earth to mars?

I wanna go..but I don't have 30 years left to do it.
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You don't want to go to Venus. The surface temp is so hot lead is molten, and the atmospher is poisonous to boot. Only the Russians have landed a probe and it only lasted a few seconds before it was cooked.

I have not seen a single study on going to Venus. Since it is a smaller orbit than the earth it is likely easier to get to and from. The big issue with Mars is we always leave when the trip there will be short as possible, but by then Mars is on the other side of the sun from Earth. They have to stay on Mars a while waiting for the planets to be on the same side of the sun. The distances are simply vast.
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Penguins on Venus!

(Penguin pop has a high amount of phosphine.)
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You don't want to go to Venus. The surface temp is so hot lead is molten, and the atmospher is poisonous to boot. Only the Russians have landed a probe and it only lasted a few seconds before it was cooked.

I have not seen a single study on going to Venus. Since it is a smaller orbit than the earth it is likely easier to get to and from. The big issue with Mars is we always leave when the trip there will be short as possible, but by then Mars is on the other side of the sun from Earth. They have to stay on Mars a while waiting for the planets to be on the same side of the sun. The distances are simply vast.
Not only this but the atmospheric pressure is 93bar!
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Not only this but the atmospheric pressure is 93bar!
Matt Damon could solve that with no problem!
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I bet this just turns out to be some exotic chemistry we haven't discovered yet due to the crazy conditions on Venus.

Time and time again, once we see something new and go looking, we find that nature can do almost anything chemistry wise... only cause 'we' didn't know about it.
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Timely... from this week’s “Onion”
https://www.theonion.com/astronomers-speculate-existence-of-life-on-venus-after-1845068381
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You don't want to go to Venus. The surface temp is so hot lead is molten, and the atmospher is poisonous to boot. Only the Russians have landed a probe and it only lasted a few seconds before it was cooked..
Venus is closer than Mars (c. 25m miles vs c. 35m miles at closest).
But Due to the orbit shape, etc, Mars is closer more often than Venus.

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Venus is closer than Mars (c. 25m miles vs c. 35m miles at closest).
But Due to the orbit shape, etc, Mars is closer more often than Venus.
Of course. BUT Mars can be as far away as 249 million miles away. That is why the "launch window" is only every two years.

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