Scientists find more evidence of possible life on Venus
- A new study claims the possibility of life on Venus.
- According to this study, the presence of ammonia could be creating life on the planet.
- Scientists believe that this process is how through this process “life could be making its own environment on Venus.”
In this study, scientists created a set of chemical processes to show that the presence of ammonia in Venus would lead to a series of chemical reactions that would neutralise surrounding droplets of sulfuric acid. And scientists believe this is how “life could be making its own environment on Venus.”
As for ammonia, scientists believe, could have been created through a biological process on Venus and not through lightning or volcanic eruptions as said in previous researches. Venus’ thick atmosphere with carbon dioxide and droplets of sulfuric acid surrounding it make it seem possible for any kind of life to form on the planet.
“There are very acidic environments on Earth where life does live, but it’s nothing like the environment on Venus — unless life is neutralizing some of those droplets,” according to Sara Seager, a planetary sciences professor at MIT and co-author of the study.
Not the first claim of life on Venus
This isn’t the first study on the possibility of life on Venus. There was a major discovery last year by researchers claiming the discovery of phosphine in the planet’s atmosphere. Researchers claimed the presence of this colourless and odourless gas could mean the possibility of life on the planet. But data from this study was found to have been possibly inaccurate.
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