Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 15, 2020

Life on Venus

NPR reports  A Foul Gas In The Clouds Of Venus Could Mean Alien Life

Scientists say they’ve detected a gas in the clouds of Venus that, on Earth, is produced by microbial life.

The researchers have racked their brains trying to understand why this toxic gas, phosphine, is there in such quantities, but they can’t think of any geologic or chemical explanation.

The mystery raises the astonishing possibility that Venus, the planet that comes closest to Earth as it whizzes around the sun, might have some kind of life flourishing more than 30 miles up in its yellow, hazy clouds.

Read full story at A Foul Gas In The Clouds Of Venus Could Mean Alien Life : NPR


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