Venus is the most inhospitable planet in our solar system in terms of containing the right conditions for life. Its surface is hotter, on average, than that of Mercury, which is the closest planet to the sun. With an atmosphere of almost pure carbon dioxide and no water, life can’t exist on Venus.
Of course, that’s assuming that extraterrestrial lifeforms mimic our own biological makeup, and many scientific theories state that living creatures that evolved on other planets would not need the same things that we do in order to survive.
The Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences has recently revealed classified images taken of the surface of Venus by the Venera 13 probe. This probe landed in 1982, when it sent back photos showing an insectile animal and a disc-shaped object moving across its field of vision.
NASA immediately dismissed the ‘creatures’ as a discarded lens cap and noise interference, but the Russian Research Institute’s doctor of science is not so sure. He states, in an article printed by the Russian Solar System Research magazine, that the very fact that these objects appear and then move around is proof enough of their life. After all, since most scientists think that Venus once had conditions similar to Earth’s, it doesn’t take much of a leap of logic to conclude that life formed at this time of the planet’s history could have evolved, adapted and survived until Venera’s visit.