Scientists Have Discovered Possible Signs of Life on Venus

“Venus has been ignored by NASA for so long.”

By
Tech
9,393 Hypes 1 Comments

We may not be alone in the universe after all. A group of scientists have recently discovered what could possibly be signs of life beyond Earth, as close as within our Solar System: on the planet Venus.

While the astronomy world has grown a strong captivation toward the little red planet Mars, some scientists have turned their research onto Venus, and have found the presence of a chemical known as phosphine within the planet’s atmosphere. Phosphine is a biosignature gas, which means that its existence could suggest life on the planet. Of course, its not conclusive evidence of life, and why there is phospine on this Earth-like planet has yet to be understood.

Despite this, it’s still a thrilling discovery within the world of astrophysics. “This is an astonishing and ‘out of the blue’ finding,” Sara Seager, author of the paper and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said during an interview with The New York Times. “It will definitely fuel more research into the possibilities for life in Venus’s atmosphere.”

“We know that it is an extraordinary discovery,” said Harvard University molecular astrophysicist Clara Sousa-Silva, who specifically studies phosphine and co-authored the new research papers. “We may not know just how extraordinary without going back to Venus.”

Sarah Stewart Johnson of Georgetown University added: “There’s been a lot of buzz about phosphine as a biosignature gas for exoplanets recently. How cool to find it on Venus. Venus has been ignored by NASA for so long. It’s really a shame.”

In other tech-related news, NVIDIA is acquiring chip design firm Arm Limited for $40 billion USD.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Wood Wood Life™ Store Is Your One-Stop-Shop for Finding Danish Simplicity
Design

Wood Wood Life™ Store Is Your One-Stop-Shop for Finding Danish Simplicity

Featuring homeware, lifestyle, and outdoor goods designed to make life that little bit easier.

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars's Fresh Trailer Offers Closer Look at Gameplay
Gaming

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars's Fresh Trailer Offers Closer Look at Gameplay

The game comes to the Nintendo Switch later this week.

Cluvens' Zero-Gravity Esports Gaming Chair Is Essentially a Transforming Scorpion
Gaming

Cluvens' Zero-Gravity Esports Gaming Chair Is Essentially a Transforming Scorpion

Take your gaming to another level.


Adsum References 'The Odd Couple' With FW20 Collection
Fashion

Adsum References 'The Odd Couple' With FW20 Collection

Celebrating the changing seasons in New York.

doublet and WISM Craft 3D-Embroidered Chihuahua Hoodies
Fashion

doublet and WISM Craft 3D-Embroidered Chihuahua Hoodies

For dog lovers.

Y-3 Transforms the FYW S-97 Into a High Top Basketball Sneaker
Footwear

Y-3 Transforms the FYW S-97 Into a High Top Basketball Sneaker

The FYW S-97 II is equipped with a full-length BOOST midsole and comes in two colorways.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.