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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus'''s clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy.

Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy the “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” standard established by the late Carl Sagan, who speculated about the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus in 1967.

“It’s not a smoking gun,” said study co-author David Clements, an Imperial College of London astrophysicist. “It’s not even gunshot residue on the hands of your prime suspect, but there is a distinct whiff of cordite in the air which may be suggesting something.”
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Odd life forms could be expected on odd planets like Venus.

See Phosphine - Wikipedia. The most likely source is reduction of phosphate in decaying organic matter.
 

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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus'''s clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy.

Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy the “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” standard established by the late Carl Sagan, who speculated about the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus in 1967.

“It’s not a smoking gun,” said study co-author David Clements, an Imperial College of London astrophysicist. “It’s not even gunshot residue on the hands of your prime suspect, but there is a distinct whiff of cordite in the air which may be suggesting something.”
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Odd life forms could be expected on odd planets like Venus.

See Phosphine - Wikipedia. The most likely source is reduction of phosphate in decaying organic matter.


Still lookin' for intelligent life down here.
 

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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus'''s clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy.

Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy the “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” standard established by the late Carl Sagan, who speculated about the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus in 1967.

“It’s not a smoking gun,” said study co-author David Clements, an Imperial College of London astrophysicist. “It’s not even gunshot residue on the hands of your prime suspect, but there is a distinct whiff of cordite in the air which may be suggesting something.”
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Odd life forms could be expected on odd planets like Venus.

See Phosphine - Wikipedia. The most likely source is reduction of phosphate in decaying organic matter.
I cannot begin to fathom the types of life that would evolve in those hellish conditions ( by human standards), with an atmospheric pressure of over 90 times that of earths, a daytime surface temp of over 800 F and a night time temp of about -360 ( hows that for an extreme temp shift?), with each "day" lasting about 116 earth days.

Thats going to turn out some pretty rugged life if it were to arise and evolve.
 

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I cannot begin to fathom the types of life that would evolve in those hellish conditions ( by human standards), with an atmospheric pressure of over 90 times that of earths, a daytime surface temp of over 800 F and a night time temp of about -360 ( hows that for an extreme temp shift?), with each "day" lasting about 116 earth days.

Thats going to turn out some pretty rugged life if it were to arise and evolve.
Conditions on Venus weren’t always as they are now. Scientists believe it was more Earth-like at one time. So it could very well be that the micro-organisms or creatures living in its current atmosphere are the last vestiges of once abundant life on the planet.
 

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The possibility of phosphate occurring in quantity in the Venusian atmosphere is a strong clue that life either exists now or did in the past. Phosphate is the framework of RNA && DNA & is found in nucleotides & nucleosides, all key components of life.
 

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Thanks to Venusian warming some kind of life may exist there. You know warming isn't always a bad thing. Better than freezing solid on Titan or Pluto.
 

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Conditions on Venus weren’t always as they are now. Scientists believe it was more Earth-like at one time. So it could very well be that the micro-organisms or creatures living in its current atmosphere are the last vestiges of once abundant life on the planet.
News is that Venus Ascended.

The 9:00pm, 3:00am, 6:00am and 9:00am proxies all failed.

If enough planets do not go back to Godhead, this entire region stands to be sealed up.

Some say that before Venus, there never was an entire planet that went back to Godhead.

This is because of how interested the materially conditioned soul is in God.

The materially conditioned soul wants to exploit the Godhead as it has from the beginning and getting them to come back is like pulling teeth and treacherous as any can comprehend.
 

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It is definitely evidence that we desperately want to find extraterrestrial life.
 
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