Life on Venus.......
Oladele A. OGUNSEITAN
oaogunse at UCI.EDU
Tue Feb 6 13:01:40 EST 1996
There is evidence for liquid water inside comets. The only way organisms
have the ability to grow at 400C is through adaptation ( real
experience). Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe have a beautiful
theory (and some good evidence) for panspermia.
- Dele Ogunseitan
Department of Environmental Analysis & Design
University of California
On 5 Feb 1996, Nicholas Landau wrote:
> fwl at titan.np.ac.sg (Forday Wayne Lee) writes:
> >When we move from the equator to the arctic we go from "hot" to "cold".
> >Wouldn't it be true that if we move from Earth to Venus, we would go from
> >"hot/cold" to "extremely hot"? So hot that nothing from Earth could ever
> >(Forgive my ignorance on this, I am not a planetologist)
> There are bacteria which can grow at temperatures far exceeding
> those found on the surface of the Earth. They are called
> "hyperthermophiles." If I remember correctly, under the right
> conditions, such bugs can grow at 400C.
> This is pretty hot. However, I agree with you that Venus, which
> is even warmer, could not sustain life (in its current state.)
> The major factor here is that there isn't any free liquid water
> on Venus. Liquid water is pretty important to the existance
> of Earth-style life.
> Nick Landau
> DEpt. Biochemistry and Microbiology
> Rutgers University
> nlandau at eden.rutgers.edu
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