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Research Found Chance Of Alien Life On The Planet Next Door

Indranil Maiti15 September 2020 11:20AM IST
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Venus environment was always believed to be too toxic to sustain life. But recent discoveries say something different. Scientists found the sign of Phosphine gas in Venus environment, which created a buzz on the internet with the possible existence of alien life.

The reason of excitement is because the earth’s microbes also produce Phosphine gas in Oxygen-free environment. Jane Graves, a professor in Cardiff University said,

We have detected a rare gas called phosphine in the atmosphere of our neighbour planet Venus, And the reason for our excitement is that phosphine gas on Earth is made by microorganisms that live in oxygen-free environments. And so there is a chance that we have detected some kind of living organism in the clouds of Venus.

Scientists are excited but still accept that more studies need to be carried out to get more data to support the claim of life in Venus. Mars has always been treated as the candidate for possible alien life, but the recent study may give Venus a new appeal. Sara Segar from MIT said,

It will definitely fuel more research into the possibilities for life in Venus's atmosphere.

It is possible that Venus had surface water before the greenhouse effect converted it to a super-hot blast chamber. But the question, that life still exists or not requires more studies to find out the answer.

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