Could There be Life on Venus?
Is there life on Venus? According to scientists, there could be...
In the atmosphere of Venus, scientists have discovered signs of what could be life.
Microbes on the planet seen by a telescope are likely made of phosphine. Scientists say that something now alive is the only explanation for the chemical’s source.
Venus' location closer to the Sun than Earth and the extreme greenhouse effect raising temperatures on the surface to nearly 462 °C and the atmospheric pressure 90 times that of Earth, make water-based life as we know it unlikely on the surface of the planet.
Although there is little possibility of existing life near the surface of Venus, the altitudes about 50 km (31 mi) above the surface have a mild temperature, and hence there are still some opinions in favour of such a possibility in the atmosphere of Venus.