Life on Venus? Major Announcement

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  1. Dejan Corovic

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    How do I both sent the hashtag #AskTeamVenus and address it to @eao_jcmt ?
     
  2. nivek

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    You just type a Twitter post just like my example and tweet it and that's all... if you feel better about it you can also click on that # in the above post from them and type your question but you still have to type in the hashtag in your Twitter post or else they will not find it...

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  4. Dejan Corovic

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    My God, I am such a Neandetal. Can't do Twitter post :blush8:
     
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  7. Dejan Corovic

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    Oh, I see you are repeating the tweet. Is that allowedon Twitter?
     
  8. nivek

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    It appears to be a repeat but its not, its for different posts in the thread...

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  10. Cosmic Cat

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    It's Phosphine..Shit found right here on Earth...Nothing Alien about it.
     
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  11. nivek

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    The alleged life discovered is allegedly living in the upper atmosphere where temperatures are around 85 degrees and more hospitable for life as we know it...They are not talking about microbes living on the surface however at the north and south poles surface temperatures are much lower...

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  12. Cosmic Cat

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    Still just Phosphine it's nothing to rock the world about it.....But I was assuming they found this on the surface...Guess thats what I get for not reading the crap good enough.
     
  13. pigfarmer

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    Next they’ll find Coronavirus and a number of mail-in ballots in the Venusian atmosphere.

    It wasn’t a pic of Sir Isaac Newton waving his claw or saying hello through his ‘voder? Disappointing
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  14. Cosmic Cat

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    UFO Twitter is blowing up because the media is not jumping all over this making it headline news...There is really no news here. They find phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus....So?
     
  15. Spaceman spiff

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    If it is indicative of life, it is a big deal. Even if that life got there somehow with panspermia.

     
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  16. Cosmic Cat

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    Not really...
     
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    'Grand claims' of life on Venus lack evidence, skeptics say

    Last week, a team of researchers told the world that they had detected a molecule in the upper cloud layers of Venus typically only created by living creatures here on Earth.

    The blockbuster announcement of finding phosphine in the clouds of Venus made a major splash in the news. But pushback began appearing even as details of the results were coming to light.

    In the days since, scientists have had some time to articulate their criticisms, which fall into two main camps. On one side, there are those who question the detection itself and whether the team has definitely seen what they claim to have seen. And a second attack heavily scrutinizes the interpretation and whether or not life is a good conclusion to arrive at.

    Even those who are skeptical believe the findings to be intriguing. Venus has a hot and hellish surface, but the idea that life might exist in its relatively balmy upper atmosphere has been around for a long time. Everyone understands that this is not the final word on the matter, which is likely to take years to fully sort out.

    "Obviously if it's correct, it's an extremely cool result and potentially has profound implications," John Carpenter, an observatory scientist at the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) in Chile, told Live Science. "But grand claims demand grand evidence."

    At the center of this debate is the molecule phosphine, or PH3, which is made from one phosphorus atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms. Phosphine is a nasty and poisonous gas for many creatures, including humans, but is produced by bacteria living in rotting sewage and swamps where oxygen is lacking, as well as in the intestines of some animals.

    Using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii and ALMA, astronomers looked for telltale dips in Venus' light that would indicate the presence of different chemicals, and noticed one associated with phosphine. The result is particularly perplexing because Venus' atmosphere is full of carbon dioxide and other oxygen-containing molecules, which should rip apart phosphine in no time. To have it present in any amount is bewildering.

    But did the research team really see phosphine?

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  18. pigfarmer

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    Dunno but it would be ironic if they found life on Venus before Mars.

    Dust off that Venus Probe and send it out for another look - I can't remember if the Six Million Dollar Man dinged it up too badly or not. Elon Musk could probably fix it and that mechanical Sasquatch should he need a tune up
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