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UPDATE: Life above hell? Serious doubt cast on Venus phosphine finding

26 Oct 2020, 13:00 UTC
UPDATE: Life above hell? Serious doubt cast on Venus phosphine finding NASA/JPL-Caltech

In September, a team of astronomers made a startling announcement: They had detected the signature of a gas called phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, a chemical that, on Earth, is created by life. Venus has no known non-biological way to produce this molecule in the quantities observed. Had they found evidence of life in the clouds of Venus?

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