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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cardiff University have discovered the presence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, which suggests there may be some life present there, a source familiar with the discovery revealed on Monday.
Phosphine is a colourless toxic gas. On Earth, anaerobic organisms — that do not require oxygen — can produce it. Presence of phosphine was suggested in 2019 as an indicator of life on other planets.
The source stressed that the presence of the gas on Venus did not necessarily mean that there was life there and could have been the result of some other process.
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