Artistic impression of Venus

This artistic impression depicts our Solar System neighbour Venus, where scientists have confirmed the detection of phosphine molecules. 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.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser & NASA/JPL/Caltech

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Auðkenni:eso2015c
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Sep 14, 2020, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2015
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Nafn:Venus
Tegund:Solar System : Planet
Flokkur:Illustrations
Solar System

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