publication . Article . 2012

analysis of suspicious objects in tv panorama taken by venera 9 spacecraft

A. T. Basilevsky;
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  • Published: 13 Sep 2012 Journal: Solar System Research, volume 46, pages 374-378 (issn: 0038-0946, eissn: 1608-3423, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pleiades Publishing Ltd
Abstract
In the paper of L.V. Ksanfomality published in this issue of the journal, some objects observed in the TV panorama sent by Venera-9 are interpreted as possible specimens of the Venus fauna. Our analysis of this panorama, supported by comparisons with various objects observed on the surfaces of Earth and the Moon, shows that all objects seen in the Venera-9 panorama are probably objects of an abiotic nature. These are polygonal fragments of basaltic lavas, platy fragments of lithified deposits of fine-grained fraction of ejecta from distant impact craters and more rare fragments of rounded appearance, probably, volcanic breccias.
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free text keywords: Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volcano, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Physics, Planetary science, Basalt, Ejecta, Breccia, Astrobiology, Panorama, Impact crater, Venus, biology.organism_classification, biology
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