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AdAp > Volume 5, Number 4, November 2020

Microorganisms in the Clouds of Venus

Download PDF  (196.6 KB)PP. 109-112,  Pub. Date:November 14, 2020
DOI: 10.22606/adap.2020.54004

Author(s)
Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe
Affiliation(s)
Deceased, 2001
University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK; Centre for Astrobiology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka; National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Abstract
The beginnings of a theory of Venusian aerobiology were developed by us as early as 1982 and published in a monograph from which an extract is reproduced here. The reprinted form of this material with new annotations would be of use to modern investigators who are revisiting these ideas.
Keywords
Venus, Venusian clouds, bacterial cycle
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