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Is there life on Venus? Not in reprocessed Venera-13 images

Post  Admin on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:58 pm





A "scorpion" on Venus, according to Leonid Ksanfomaliti



At the end of last week, a rather sensational article appeared in both the Russian- and English-language sites of the Russian news agency, RIA Novosti. "Life Spotted on Venus - Russian Scientist," ran the English headline; a Google translation of the Russian one goes: "The Soviet probes may have photographed creatures on Venus." Accompanying the article are photos from the Venera-13 lander, one blown up to a rather ridiculous extent, with a blob circled, labeled "Scorpion."



Over-sharpening of the top image has produced a "ringing" of rocks in the bottom image, and a large area of missing data has been filled in with a piece from another image.




Read more: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00003338/


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