Astronomers finds possible hints of life in the clouds of Venus

The detection of phosphine molecules, which consist of hydrogen and phosphorus, could point to this extra-terrestrial aerial life.
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Updated: Sep 17, 2020 08:08:41 pm

Astronomers finds possible hints of life in the clouds of Venus

17 September 2020 Current Affairs:Astronomers have recently found a potential sign of life in the atmosphere of Venus. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile have spotted the chemical signature of phosphine in the thick Venutian clouds. This has given a hint that there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of Venus. 

Highlights:
♦ The researchers first used the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii to detect the phosphine. Then, they used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. 
♦ Both the facilities observed Venus at a wavelength of about 1 millimeter at a high altitude.
♦ It has been speculated high clouds on Venus could offer a home for microbes.
♦ The detection of phosphine molecules, which consist of hydrogen and phosphorus, could point to this extra-terrestrial aerial life.

Note:
Phosphine can be found only in rocky planets like Earth and Venus. This gas can only be made by life like human or microbe. Phosphine can be manufactured as well.
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