Phosphine detected in Venus's atmosphere
This artistic impression depicts our Solar System neighbour Venus, where scientists have confirmed the detection of phosphine molecules, a representation of which is shown in the inset. The molecules were detected in the Venusian high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner.
Astronomers have speculated for decades that life could exist in Venus’s high clouds. The detection of phosphine could point to such extra-terrestrial “aerial” life.Të drejtat:
ESO/M. Kornmesser/L. Calçada & NASA/JPL/Caltech
|Data e Publikimit:||Sht 14, 2020, 17:00 CEST|
|Publikime të ngjashme:||eso2015|
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