Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Of course there's life on Venus (video)

(space.com, 9/14/20); Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
What does life on Venus look like under the clouds, like a National Park on Earth? (MSN)
An artist's depiction of Venus and, in the inset, phosphine molecules.
Venus artist's depiction with phosphine (ESO/M. Kornmesser/L. Calçada/NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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The phosphine discovered in Venus' clouds may be a big deal
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A chemical most have likely never heard of has burst into the news as scientists announce that they have detected phosphine, which they say may be a sign of life, in the clouds of nearby Venus.

Phosphine is a chemical compound made up of one atom of phosphorus and three atoms of hydrogen, and scientists have also spotted it on Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn. On the gas giants, it's quite prevalent in the atmospheres, both of which are rich in hydrogen. On Earth, where the atmosphere leans more toward oxygen compounds, it's much shorter-lived, and the same ought to be true on Venus.

"It's so obscure," Sara Seager, an astronomer at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and co-author of the new research, said during a news conference held virtually today (Sept. 14). "No one cares about [phosphine] except for a few very niche people." More

Venusian life

The 31 Planes of Existence
Buddhist cosmology, as well as that of Hinduism and Jainism all the way back to the ancient Vedic religion of proto-India (Great Bharat), has always known there is life on Venus (Shukra in astrology, planetary deities). It is not limited to this planet (or island in a sea of space called Jambudvipa) but also exist on other nearby planets or worlds (levels) -- as well as countless other places throughout the universe, of which we are only a tiny portion in this cakkavala or "world-system." Such world-systems are spread like bubbles throughout the universe/multiverse.
  • "The planets are called dvīpas [islands]. Outer space is like an ocean of air. Just as there are islands in the watery ocean, these planets in the ocean of space are called dvīpas, or islands in outer space" (Chaitanya Caritamrita Madhya 20.218, Purport).
In a very interesting book written by an avadhuta ("apostle") of the modern mystic Anandamurti or Baba (P. K. Sarkar), the founder of Ananda Marga ("Path to Bliss"), entitled My Tantric Guru, there is a description of an incident talking about life on Mars, Soma/Chandra (Earth's moon), and Venus.

(Soolaba) Vedic cosmology inherited by Hinduism in modern terms

A revived meditation master was sent to astral travel to those places to see first hand. He reported back at a live demonstration that the beings there (some of whom are red and others blue) want no dealings with earthlings, it is said. They are more advanced and seem to generate or allow the clouds that obscure their world from humanity on Earth.

The life spread across the galaxy is humanoid and related but not limited to this kind of being. The Buddha spoke of 31 planes of existence, which are not worlds but categories of planes. What we see around us is all still the "human plane" or manussya loka.

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