Discover the cosmos!
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is
featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Could there be life floating in the atmosphere of Venus?
phosphine (PH3) is a considered a
biomarker because it seems so hard to create from
routine chemical processes thought to occur on or around a
rocky world such as
Venus — but it is known to be created by
microbial life on Earth.
The featured image of Venus and its thick clouds was taken in two bands of
ultraviolet light by
robotic satellite that has been orbiting the cloud-shrouded world since 2015.