The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to send a Venus mission on the planet Venus. In September, phosphine was found in the atmosphere of Venus, which is considered a sign of the presence of life i.e. Biosignature. The temperature on the surface of Venus is more than 450 degrees Celsius and the pressure is 90 times higher than on Earth. In such a situation, the biggest question is whether there is life on Venus? If yes, in what form and is it possible to study it?
To find answers to all such questions
Navbharat Times Online spoke to Dr. Ram Karan, an international scientist of Indian origin. Dr. Karan, a young enzymology research scientist at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, has been part of studies related to it with the US space agency NASA. He says that this discovery has opened up many possibilities for the future. Learn here, important questions related to the possibility of life on Venus and their answers-
Is life possible on the planet Venus?
Dr. Ram Karan says that we are searching for life on other planets. In such a situation, finding biosignatures like phosphine cannot be ignored. It is possible to study Venus in contrast to hundreds of thousands of light-years away from the exoplanets. Dr. Ram Karan himself is working on microorganisms that can live in these conditions. For this, he has received the Young Scientist Award in Japan. Dr. Karan, who has worked with NASA on microorganisms found even under difficult conditions, says that research on extremophiles has a lot of significance in the study of the discovery and origin of life on other planets.
In a recent study, Dr. Karan and his team discovered extremophiles found in extremely cold temperatures in Antarctica Deep Lake. Similar conditions are found on Mars, which has created the possibility that such creatures may exist there too.