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New research hints at possible life on Venus

Original post made on Sep 16, 2020

A landmark study published this week found a chemical suspended in the clouds of Venus that could be early proof of life on a planet previously thought to be uninhabitable.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:29 PM

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Posted by Frank
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 16, 2020 at 4:22 pm

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‘Nothing can live in sulphuric acid”? Who says? We have no idea of what life outside our ecosphere will look like. Never say never.


Posted by Martin Engel
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Sep 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm

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This single-minded obsession with extra-terrestrial life reeks of Confirmation Bias. Thank you, Nathalie Cabrol, for introducing scientific skepticism into these
grant-seeking efforts. SETI, meaning the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, suggests to me that we ought to be looking for more of it first on earth, where there appears to be a great intelligence scarcity.


Posted by Jon Castor
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Sep 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm

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This Friday the Maunakea Astronomy Outreach Committee is hosting:
Venus: a live Q&A
Friday 1pm to 2pm PDT
Web Link

They say: "Now's your chance to ask astronomers involved in the discovery questions about Venus, phosphine, what the discovery really means for our understand of the solar system and Hawai'iʻs role in the discovery.

Moderated by Dr. "Spaceman" Steve Mairs, senior scientist at the James Clark Maxwell Telescope, the panel includes:
Dr. Jessica Dempsey
Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder
Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva
Dr. William Bains
Dr. Sukrit Ranjan"


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