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Re: MESSENGER Lines Up for Venus Flyby

Subject: Re: MESSENGER Lines Up for Venus Flyby
From: "Brad Guth"
Date: 17 Mar 2006 23:26:48 -0800
Newsgroups: sci.astro, alt.sci.planetary,
>Well a couple of questions arise. You say they've "imaged" Earth,
>Venus, & so on. How do we know what planet they really imaged, when
>they're saying they're feeding us a picture of Venus?
That's a good point, as well as how do we know this Earth is our home
Just because we're born here doesn't prove that Earth is our natural
home world.

I have no independent proof-positive those images from the Magellan
mission are any more so of Venus than those supposed NASA/Apollo EVA
images are of those images supposedly obtained while situated upon the
surface of our moon.  Although, at least the laws of photon physics as
proven by the hard-science of Kodak and therefore I too can quite
easily prove those NASA/Apollo EVA images are bogus.  However, I can't
hardly imagine the motives or any other fuzzy logic for the vast
archive of those radar images of 75 m/pixel not being those of Venus.

>How do we know that they didn't image Earth, and then tell us it was
We have similar SAR images of Earth, some of which obtained by the very
same class of radar imaging instrument and lo and behold, Earth doesn't
look nearly the same, especially of the vast expanse that's water, of
which radar imaging typically depicts water as being recorded as a
nearly zero signal that's usually transfered into GIF format depicted
as black is pretty much a dead give away.

>Do you believe personally that there is life on Venus?
>From what little I've learned of regular laws of physics, of
extremophile and regular biology and from the best available soft and
hard-science known about Venus, if that were reasonably added in
support of my subjective interpretation of what the primary image has
been telling us, that which I've pointed out for 6+ years as indicating
what's most likely intelligent/artificial, as such I'd have to say YES!
 I personally believe there has been and that there's a damn good and
perfectly rational chance there still is other intelligent life on

This doesn't represent that such other life is strictly derived from
the original evolutionary process.  Though natural evolution is
entirely possible and certainly capable of having adapted to the
existing situation, I tend to favor the imported form of intelligent
other life (aka ETs) as simply going about doing their thing, just
exactly like we'd be doing if we could.

What I'm suggesting is that in addition to uncovering the likes of
extremophiles or perhaps barely heathen status is that we'll have
discovered a little of both being the case, with Venusian locals and
visiting ETs somewhat working the easily available resources for the
better good and benefit of each species that has an established nitch
of existence to hold onto.  What I need is a little sharing of the
talents and resources of others that'll help to refine and focus our
best efforts upon achieving the best possible results from the next
missions to Venus.  For starters, I'd like to get the VL2-TRACE
platform into it's station-keeping duties as soon as possible.
Brad Guth

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