Astronomers Detect Potential Signs of Life on Venus

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 14, 2020

While the surface of Venus is far too hot to sustain life, with a mean temperature of around 867 F, astronomers have speculated that life could survive high in the planet's atmosphere where conditions are much more moderate. "It will definitely fuel more research into the possibilities for life in Venus's atmosphere". They believe that the phosphine may have been produced by living microorganisms in a type of alien biosphere.

The phosphine molecules, which consist of hydrogen and phosphorus atoms, were first detected from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

The global scientific team first spotted the phosphine using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii and confirmed it using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile.

In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, a team of scientists have reported traces of phosphine in a concentration of approximately 20 parts per billion.

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