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Possible evidence found for life on Venus

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quote <The best evidence for life beyond Earth has been found in the most surprising of places – the atmosphere of Venus.>end quote

In the News today, or from:

https://astronomynow.com/2020/09/14/pos ... -on-venus/
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There are some ludicrously optimistic reports about this in the tabloid press today. Phosphine isn't entirely a product of life processes. The surface temperature of Venus would melt lead.
It seems unlikely that even the hardiest of extrophiles could exist in such hellish conditions.
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Following the undoubted success in detecting Phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus,
a number of other teams have started a search for the following:

Cannabis on the Moon,
Heroin on Vesta,
Salt on Ceres,
Marmite on Mercury,
Cocaine up Uranus,
Syrup on Saturn,
Intelligent life on Earth - this one seems doomed to failure.
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:lol: :lol:
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Must keep the funding coming in don't you think? :)

They claim that these "bugs" live in the planets atmosphere, in a realm where the temperature doesn't exceed about 93C
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Bear in mind Brian that phosphine itself isn't life, but can be produced by life.
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Sorry, should more properly have written
"They claim that the putative "bugs" which produce phosphine (if they exist) live in the planets atmosphere, in a realm where the temperature doesn't exceed about 93C
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Please ignore my previous post Brian, as it could be misconstrue as being condescending. I misunderstood your previous post. :wink:
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No offence taken Brian :)
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Latest : False Alarm!

"No phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus" Following re-evaluation of the data :

https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.14305
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So Phosphine was Phosphene!
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So Phosphine was Phosphene!
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Re: Possible evidence found for life on Venus

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And it looks like Hesperus is not phosphorous either. Bob
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Re: Possible evidence found for life on Venus

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I got a bit mixed up with this Venus, phosphine, phosphene, Hesperus, phosphorus, issue.
Trying to solve this "dark matter", I've ended up with Heracles. Apparently he had to 1. Kill a Lion, 2. a hydra 3, capture a hind, 4.a boar,
5. clean some stinking stables, 6. shoot birds (not using guns!), 7.catch a bull, 8. & some horses, 9.pinch Amazon's girdle. 10. catch various oxen,
11.fetch loads of apples, 12.catch Cerebus.
After all that Heracles (poor sod) was accidentally killed by his wife.
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Sounds like a typical farmer's day up north, Cliff.
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