A potential sign of life on the planet Venus has been detected by scientists as they discovered phosphine which is produced by bacterias.
Scientists have discovered an acidic gas on Venus that may indicate habitation of life on the planet. Although they have not physically noticed any life-form they have identified a gas called phosphine that is produced by bacteria that live in oxygen-starved environments.
Venus is the second planet and closer to Earth. Although the planet is smaller than earth it is covered in the toxic and thick atmosphere that traps heat.
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 (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile. The telescopes used for research are used to study the chemistry and characteristics of celestial objects.
This new discovery only adds up more heat to the ever remaining question of whether Aliens exist. And if they do, this is definitely not the apt year for us to know about it or to pay them a visit.
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Breaking News: Astronomers have found a potential sign of life in the clouds of Venus, a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.https://t.co/UmA0cWxX6M
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