Astronomers Detect Possible Signs of Life in Venus’s Atmosphere
Phosphine has been discovered in Venus’s atmosphere. What is a source of phosphine? Anaerobic life in the form of microorganisms. The initial discovery made by Cardiff University was confirmed by telescopes in Chile. Unfortunately the research was cut off by the pandemic. Here’s more from Engadget:
Scientists have not yet collected any microorganisms from Venus, or even photographed them. What the researchers do know is that light constantly breaks down phosphine, so it needs to be replenished. Theoretically, microbes could do that, but some scientists are not as convinced that the phosphine is produced by anaerobic life. No one has a certain explanation. At the very least, these new findings will likely lead to more research around Venus, which has often been overlooked as inhospitable and no place for living organisms.
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