In a new study focused on the nature of the planet, which astronomers call the “evil twin of Earth”, due to its very cruel nature, researchers and scientists concluded that the sun’s rays on the planet may support the existence of life for one of the types of organisms, and they provided evidence of this, contrary to all expectations. And the qualities that gave him his exciting nickname.
Researchers at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, the largest of Los Angeles counties, found what was said to be evidence of photosynthesis on Venus, which prompted the US space agency, “NASA”, to send a previous mission to the “evil twin of Earth” as well. She described it in her news months ago.
The science of “photosynthesis”, or “photosynthesis”, is one of the most important complex chemical processes that occur in the cells of green plants. Through this process, light energy coming from the sun and electromagnetic energy in the form of photons from sunlight and water is converted into chemical energy that is stored in Glucose bonds.
Life on Venus due to the process of “photosynthesis”
In their study published in the scientific journal “Polycentric”, which indicated that the process of photosynthesis in Venus may support the existence of life, the researchers noted that the layers of the planet’s atmosphere may contain classes of organisms due to this process.
The researchers noted in their study that although the surface of Venus does not support life, evidence of photosynthesis may support life in the atmosphere, that is, sunlight leaking through the thick clouds of Venus can support the process of photosynthesis, Which leads to the presence of “microorganisms”.
And the research, which was touched by the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, stated that this process may occur even during the night on the planet, and that light energy is available at the bottom and above the clouds, giving “any potential microorganisms the ability to live in different cloud layers.”
The study denies previous beliefs and confirms the existence of life suspended among the clouds
Although the current study comes just months after another research group asserted that “the planet’s clouds are too dry to contain enough water to support life”.
However, in their new research, scientists led by the study’s lead author, Rakesh Mogul, have found that “Venus clouds can be partly composed of equivalent forms of sulfuric acid, such as ammonium bisulfate.” They are structures that support the presence of levels of water in the atmosphere of the planet, which supports the existence of life of minute species.
“Our study provides concrete confirmation of the possibility of phototrophic or chemical feeding by microorganisms in the clouds of Venus,” Mogul said in a statement.
One of the co-authors of the study published in the scientific journal “Astrobiology”, researcher Yoon Joo Lee, found that “Venus receives waves 80 to 90 percent lower than the levels of ultraviolet radiation compared to the Earth’s surface.”
Mysteries that scientists did not understand about Venus
Until today, scientists have not been able to explain why Venus contains much less ultraviolet radiation than Earth, but a study published last July found that the intensity of winds decreases at night on Venus.
In 2019, researchers said that Venus may have had stable temperatures in its past and could have contained “liquid water” for a period ranging from 2 to 3 billion years, before a radical transformation underwent after the eruption of volcanoes 700 million years ago that changed its nature fully.