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2020 in review: The hunt for life on Venus continues

Clara Sousa-Silva spent most of 2020 sitting on a huge secret – the apparent detection of phosphine, a potential sign…

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There may not be life on Venus after all but we shouldn’t despair

Zoonar GmbH/Alamy LAST month, the world of planetary science blew up after the news that phosphine gas had been observed…

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Venus Is Dead! New Analysis Shows Phosphine, A Possible Biosignature, Is Absent

Venus, in many ways, is the planet most similar to Earth in the Solar System. With a comparable mass ……

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More doubts cast on potential signs of life on Venus

By Abigail Beall An artist’s illustration of the atmosphere of VenusMARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A new analysis has cast doubt…

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Venus might not have signs of life after all, say astronomers

By Leah Crane The evidence for life on Venus is mixedESO/M. Kornmesser & NASA/JPL/Caltech A new analysis hints that there…

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Spacecraft Flies Past Venus En Route To Mercury, But Did It Find Signs Of Life In The Atmosphere?

Venus, seen from 17,000 kilometers by BepiColombo last night. ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo spacecraft has…

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NASA may have found signs of life on Venus in 1978 without realising

By Leah Crane Illustration of the Pioneer Venus Multiprobe approaching VenusNASA/ Paul Hudson We may have another hint that there…

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This Is How Data From The 1970s May Help Scientists Understand Venus

1978: A simulation of the 1978 Pioneer Venus mission, showing the Multiprobe (left) and Orbiter … [+] circling the planet…

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To understand signs of life on Venus we must do chemistry on Earth

By Leah Crane POSSIBLE signs of life have been glimpsed in Venus’s atmosphere, but there is a significant amount of…

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Low-Cost, Privately-Funded Balloon Mission Could Scope Out Venus Life By 2022

A flotilla of microbe-seeking balloons deployed at very low cost in Venus’ atmosphere. Credit: Adrian Mann Two researchers advocate sending…

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