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A few months ago the journal “Nature Astronomy” published a finding that, although it has come out very cautiously, may surprise the scientific community and especially the entire world.

In 2015, the scientific community made an announcement that confirmed the existence of life on Venus thanks to the verification of electromagnetic waves that were perceived from the planet, giving rise to the possibility of microscopic life.

They soon dismissed this theory and that is why now in 2021, the announcement of possible life in Venus was carried out with such caution.


Researchers May Have Found Signs Of Life On Venus

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In this case, it is a study that proves the presence of a toxic substance called phosphine, for which they do not find a logical or chemical explanation for why it is there, except for the presence of microbial organisms.

Sulfur dioxide is a relatively common gas on Venus, where it’s thought to be caused by the chemistry of the thick, unbreathable atmosphere, and possibly by volcanoes. It’s also found in Earth’s atmosphere, where it comes mainly from volcanoes and burning fossil fuels.

Phosphine gas, on the other hand, is created on Earth by some microorganisms as they digest organic matter, and so it’s considered a possible “biosignature” – which means its detection in the atmospheres of distant planets could be a sign of elementary life.

These same phosphine molecules identified in the study exist on Earth only as a result of the action of microscopic beings that live in the guts of animals and low-oxygen environments, such as swamps.

The final confirmation will be released in the coming months, some scientists also indicate that these gases may be the result of new chemical interactions. Which does not subtract discovery but would not prove the existence of life on this planet.