Perspectives in Astrobiology

Phosphine on Venus

Life as we know it cannot survive on a lava planet like Venus. However, the recent detection of phosphine – a molecule associated with Earth life – in the Venusian atmosphere is leading scientists to question whether it is  produced biotically or abiotically.

Link: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary_news/2021/11/23/phosphine-on-venus-volcanism-as-an-abiotic-source/?utm_source=Lunar+and+Planetary+Institute+Newsletters&utm_campaign=660b5e0baf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_11_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_351c2a9ed0-660b5e0baf-164877873

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