Monday 14 September 2020

BBC: Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus? (Via Louis)


Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?

Image captionPlanet Venus: The phosphine is detected at mid-latitudes

It's an extraordinary possibility - the idea that living organisms are floating in the clouds of Planet Venus.

But this is what astronomers are now considering after detecting a gas in the atmosphere they can't explain.

That gas is phosphine - a molecule made up of one phosphorus atom and three hydrogen atoms.

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