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Detection of phosphine in Venus's clouds 'indicates potential for life'

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Phosphine gas detected in the clouds of Venus could possibly indicate signs of life on the planet, scientists have said.
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Possible Sign Of Life Discovered On Venus, Scientists Announce

Possible Sign Of Life Discovered On Venus, Scientists Announce

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Scientists may have detected signs of life in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus, they announced on Monday. Although they did not discover actual life forms, the UK-led team said a gas called phosphine - which on Earth is only produced by bacteria thriving in oxygen-starved environments - is a tantalising sign of potential life. The international scientific team first spotted the phosphine using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii and confirmed it using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array radio telescope in Chile. “I was very surprised - stunned, in fact,” said...
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Signs of potential alien life detected on Venus

Signs of potential alien life detected on Venus

1 month ago   |   By Metro

This artistic impression depicts the planet Venus
The discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus could possibly indicate signs of life on the planet, scientists have said.
The gas has been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, suggesting the planet could host unknown photochemical or geochemical processes.
On Earth, phosphine - a colourless gas that has the smell of garlic or decaying fish - is produced predominantly by anaerobic biological sources.
Small amounts of the gas occur naturally from the breakdown of organic matter.
While the conditions on the surface of Venus - the...
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