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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 8:50 p.m. PST

"Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth's inhospitable neighbor, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth.

The researchers did not discover actual life forms, but noted that on Earth phosphine is produced by bacteria thriving in oxygen-starved environments. The international scientific team first spotted the phosphine using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii and confirmed it using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope in Chile.

"I was very surprised – stunned, in fact," said astronomer Jane Greaves of Cardiff University in Wales, lead author of the research published in the journal Nature Astronomy…"

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Jeffers14 Sep 2020 11:08 p.m. PST
Legion 415 Sep 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

Well it's a start …

Choctaw15 Sep 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

Looks like it is going to be another bug hunt.

Andrew Preziosi15 Sep 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

Reading the original article, they can't see the fire, they can't even see the smoke, BUT…they can see trace elements of the smoke from the fire.

(The fire being the source proper, whatever it is).

Fire, of course, being allegorical…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2020 1:00 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Legion 416 Sep 2020 9:59 a.m. PST

Choctaw +1

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