Phosphine fingerprints on Venus sparks debate on alien life

Venus, life
On September 14, 2020, an international team of astronomers and astrobiologists reported that they detected traces of a rare chemical — Phosphine — in the upper clouds of Venus atmosphere | Image - Prathap Ravishankar

On September 14, 2020, an international team of astronomers and astrobiologists reported that they detected traces of a rare chemical — Phosphine — in the upper clouds of Venus atmosphere. Phosphine is a potential biosignature, and the possibility that the chemical is the outcome of some form of microbial activity is rife.

The surprising discovery created an instant buzz in the astronomical fraternity as the research arrived at their conclusions after......

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