2021-01-31

Venus’ theory of life may be overturned. Research says that what is found in the atmosphere is not phosphine at all.

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Venus’ theory of life may be overturned. Research says that what is found in the atmosphere is not phosphine at all.

This study published in the Astrophysical Journal Newsletter shows that What scientists actually found in the atmosphere of Venus is only sulfur dioxide. As we all know, sulfur dioxide is very common on Venus and does not indicate the existence of life. Last year, scientists announced that they had discovered what they believed to be phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. Phosphine in the atmosphere may be a sign of biological processes. Since the surface of Venus is just a toxic “hell” scene, people think that there may be living creatures around Venus. This will be the first time that extraterrestrial life has been discovered in history.

Now, after several months of supplementary research, scientists believe that what is found in the atmosphere of Venus is not phosphine at all. This work, which appeared in two papers published in the Astrophysical Journal Newsletter, may be the final blow to Venus’ life theory.

In this latest study, the researchers examined data that originally claimed that phosphine may be present in the atmosphere of Venus. Unfortunately, the research team was actually unable to find the clear spectral characteristics of this gas in the data, which has seriously questioned this claim. Later, after further studying the behavior of gases in the atmosphere of Venus, the research team believes that what the scientists discovered may be only sulfur dioxide, which is a common gas around Venus and does not indicate the possibility of life.

Many people in the scientific community have questioned the possibility of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. Because phosphine rapidly deteriorates in the atmosphere, if there is a lot of gas, it means something is actively generating it. One theory is that it was caused by biological processes taking place high on the surface of Venus, but this myth now seems to have been completely broken.