USQ joins next-gen mission to explore skies above alien worlds

A recent media article by Space Connect linked here announces Australia’s involvement in the upcoming Twinkle satellite launch through the University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Astrophysics. According to PhD researcher Nataliea Lowson who’s involved in the upcoming mission, “Twinkle will give us insight into atmospheric features using infrared spectrometers that analyse light transmitted through, […]

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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 […]

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