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Venus' Atmosphere May Contain Life

Discussion in 'Space Exploration and the Cosmos' started by Num7, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Num7

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  3. ifeelittoo

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    would be funny after looking so far away for 'habitable' planets that it is possible that we could have life on both neighbours.
     


  4. Num7

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    It'd be mind blowing. We keep looking for signs of habitable planets far far a way in our galaxy. How hard would it be to find life on Venus or Mars? Those 2 planets are closer to us than any other worlds they'll ever find and we keep looking our there for habitable planets.

    I agree though, a planet inhabited by life forms isn't necessarily "habitable" by human beings. That being said, let's say with find a planet with signs of life, at 200 light-years from here. What are we gonna do next? Well, we can't send anything there, it's just ridiculously far away just to send some probe and wait a few thousands of years until it reaches it.

    I still feel it would be much more scientifically valuable and more convenient to seriously search for life on both Venus and Mars, before trying to locate Earth-like worlds in deep space, hundreds and thousands of light-years from here and just assume some of them could sustain life. We're likely a century of two from deep space travel, so what's the point? We can't even send a manned mission to Mars!