ESOcast 230 Light: Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus
An international team of astronomers today announced the discovery of a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus. This detection could point to extra-terrestrial “aerial” life in the Venusian atmosphere. Watch our summary of the discovery.
The video is available in 4K UHD.
The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.Credit:
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephanie Rowlands, Emma Foxell and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: STAN DART (www.stan-dart.com) — Duality.
Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Greaves et al, M. Kornmesser/L. Calçada & NASA/JPL/Caltech, ESA and William Montgomerie/JCMT/EAO.
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
About the Video
|Release date:||14 September 2020, 17:00|
|Duration:||01 m 40 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|
About the Object
|Type:||Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere|