Reassessing the possibility of life on venus: proposal for an astrobiology mission.

@article{SchulzeMakuch2002ReassessingTP,
  title={Reassessing the possibility of life on venus: proposal for an astrobiology mission.},
  author={Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Louis Neal Irwin},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={197-202}
}
With their similar size, chemical composition, and distance from the Sun, Venus and Earth may have shared a similar early history. Though surface conditions on Venus are now too extreme for life as we know it, it likely had abundant water and favorable conditions for life when the Sun was fainter early in the Solar System. Given the persistence of life under stabilizing selection in static environments, it is possible that life could exist in restricted environmental niches, where it may have… CONTINUE READING
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