2020 on Earth has been strange but it looks like it might get stranger as things are happening on Venus. Something happening on Venus is a pretty big thing because Venus is so inhospitable that seeing any sort of life or anything is big. People usually look to Mars for a possible place for people to live but maybe Venus can be a choice? I wouldn't count on it anytime soon but this discovery is some good news at least.

Venus and Earth have a lot of things in common like size and mass but also are drastically different because we can't live on Venus due to their atmosphere having 96.5% carbon dioxide. According to CBS News, traces of a rare molecule known as phosphine were found above Venus. Phosphine molecules are a big find on Venus because phosphine can be found on Earth and can thrive in oxygen-free environment, which Venus has. The gas wasn't found on the planet's surface but above their atmosphere, which scientists were amazed by since they haven't seen or found any signs of life on or above the planet. More explanation on the finding below.


Obviously there will be more research done as this was just a paper written and doesn't have any physical evidence. Researchers at MIT will be going over the paper and do their own research as they say,

"In order to make this quite extraordinary claim that there might be life there, we really have to rule everything out, and that's why we're very cautious saying we're not claiming there's life, but claiming there's something that is really unknown and it might be life"

There is still a lot to research and find but it is giving scientists and astronomers another planet to look at for possible life besides always looking towards Mars. More about it here. 

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