@guac · a year ago

Why Scientists Believe There May Be Extra-Terrestrial Life Floating in the Atmosphere of Venus

published 9/16/2020


Mike O'Neill, Royal Astronomical Society


An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule – phosphine – in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially, or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. Astronomers have