Life on Venus? Phosphine found in the Clouds Featuring R.J. Graham
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A team of Astronomers from Cardiff University and MIT announced today the discovery of finding a rare molecule, phosphine, in the clouds of Venus. Here on Earth, Phosphine is usually only found to be made by microbes that live in oxygen-free environments or made industrially. There have been past hints of life in the clouds of Venus, where the temperature is much more hospitable for life than the surface. This finding of Phosphine on Venus could be a hint that alien life exists there. R.J. Graham is a Department of Physics student in Atmospheric Physics Clarendon Laboratory working in Ray Pierrehumbert's group at Oxford. Currently his research is focused on modeling geochemical climate feedbacks on rocky planets. He is supported by a Clarendon Scholarship. JMG video: Papers: Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus Phosphine on Venus Cannot be Explained by Conventional Processes The Venusian Lower Atmosphere Haze as a Depot for Desiccated Microbial Life: A Proposed Life Cycle for Persistence of the Venusian Aerial Biosphere Phosphine as a Biosignature Gas in Exoplanet Atmospheres Thumbnail: Image: planet-c project team/JAXA Want to support the channel? Patreon: Follow us at other places! Website: Twitter: @jmgeventhorizon Instagram: @jmgeventhorizon Music featured on Event Horizon FOOTAGE: NASA ESA/Hubble ESO - M.Kornmesser ESO - L.Calcada ESO - Jose Francisco Salgado ( NAOJ University of Warwick Goddard Visualization Studio Langley Research Center Pixabay
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Life on Venus? Phosphine found in the Clouds Featuring R.J. Graham
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