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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:40 PM

Astronomers Spot Possible Signs Of Extraterrestrial Life In Venus's Clouds

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Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy.

Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy the “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” standard established by the late Carl Sagan, who speculated about the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus in 1967.

“It’s not a smoking gun,” said study co-author David Clements, an Imperial College of London astrophysicist. “It’s not even gunshot residue on the hands of your prime suspect, but there is a distinct whiff of cordite in the air which may be suggesting something.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/venus-possible-life_n_5f5f878ac5b68d1b09c5ab9b



Just like on earth, where there are organisms live in high-temperatures or high-acidic areas, known as extremophiles.

https://www.thoughtco.com/extremophiles-extreme-organisms-373905

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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:49 PM

1. Phosphine has been found in other places

like Jupiter, without being associated with life.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:52 PM

2. Fairies?

Who else lives the the clouds...oh right, dust mites

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:58 PM

3. That sounds pretty on-brand

for 2020.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:04 PM

4. I've gotta say that whatever lives in the Venusian clouds is more intelligent than tRUMP, reTHUGS

and cultists!

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