Hypothetical Plants of Venus And Objects of Unidentified Nature


Leonid V. Ksanfomality, A.S.Selivanov, Yu.M.Gektin

The results of a series of Soviet VENERA missions are the only existing direct observations of Venus' surface. Recently, a series of studies was devoted to strange entities in re-processed images that were returned from the surface of the planet Venus by theVENERA landers, 33 and 40 years ago. Experiments in television photography instrumented by the landers VENERA-13 and VENERA-14(March, 1 and 5, 1982)yielded 37 panoramas (or their fragments) of the Venus surface at the landing sites. The panoramas were re-examinedusing modern processing techniquesandrevealed stems-objects possessing apparent terramorphic features of Earth-like plants. “Plants” or stemsare thin knotty vertical trunks on the surface of Venusthat have a thickness of 0.3-3 cm and are 0.2 to 0.5 m tall.On close objects, one can see that the stemat the top end is provided with a large bulge, a "burgeon" or “flower”, with petals surrounding a bright center.


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