Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus

Before you get too excited about possible Venusian life “Even if confirmed, we emphasize that the detection of PH3 is not robust evidence for life, only for anomalous and unexplained chemistry. There are substantial conceptual problems for the idea of life in Venus’s clouds—the environment is extremely dehydrating as well as hyperacidic” Greaves, et al (2020).

Greaves, J.S., Richards, A.M.S., Bains, W. et al.Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus. Nat Astron (2020).

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