Phosphine discovery points to the possibility of life on Venus
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September 14, 20206 min read1161 words
Published: September 14, 2020  |  6 min read1161 words
Life in the clouds sounds romantic, except when those clouds are made of sulphuric acid. Yet scientists are pondering whether life could exist around Venus after a rare chemical was found in its atmosphere. Key points: Astronomers have discovered a gas in the atmosphere of Venu...
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September 15, 2020
Great article summing up the discovery without the typical cruft
September 15, 2020
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September 14, 2020
This is a very fun and exciting read for any space-faring readers. Lots of great context on this breaking news and packaged nicely with little to no speculation. Well done!
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September 15, 2020
I saw some early hype about this finding last nite but this comes down to earth in balancing “it's not 100% proof of life but it's exciting” against, “we don't know what processes might produce this gas on Venus” (Both are legit interpretations of the findings; it's the balance, the interpretations vying against each other that makes this scientific: every piece of information opens doors to NEW possibilities and new understandings
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September 15, 2020
Bello viaggiare tra le nuvole ... sopra tutto su altri pianeti in attesa di emozioni ...
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September 17, 2020
Really well written, informative piece. Breaks down the complex scientific aspects to be more accessible to non-technical readers
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