Does Alien Life Thrive in Venus’ Mysterious Clouds?
Personally, I’ve always thought that Venus gets a lot of bad press. Sure, it’s wrapped in clouds so strongly acidic that they dissolved the first few probes we tried to land there, and it has a surface temperature high enough to melt lead — but just above the cloud decks of Venus, you’ll find some of the most “Earth-like” conditions in our entire solar system.
This has prompted some astrobiologists to wonder if, contrary to popular belief, Venus may actually be a home to life of some kind. Perhaps we’ve been looking in the wrong place, and life on Venus is not on its surface but in its clouds.
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Does Alien Life Thrive in Venus’ Mysterious Clouds?

Personally, I’ve always thought that Venus gets a lot of bad press. Sure, it’s wrapped in clouds so strongly acidic that they dissolved the first few probes we tried to land there, and it has a surface temperature high enough to melt lead — but just above the cloud decks of Venus, you’ll find some of the most “Earth-like” conditions in our entire solar system.

This has prompted some astrobiologists to wonder if, contrary to popular belief, Venus may actually be a home to life of some kind. Perhaps we’ve been looking in the wrong place, and life on Venus is not on its surface but in its clouds.

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