New Gas Found On Venus Could Lead To Signs Of Life
NASA SAYS IT'S FOUND A GAS ON VENUS THAT'S ALSO FOUND ON EARTH
(CNN) – NASA has found a big similarity between Earth and the planet often referred to as Earth’s twin.
Researchers say they have detected a gas in the atmosphere of Venus.
The particular compound is phosphine.
On Earth, the flammable gas occurs when organic matter breaks down.
It is also produced by bacteria that does not need oxygen, like organisms living in wetlands.
Either way, that means something could be alive on Venus’ scorching surface.
Venus is usually called Earth’s twin because it’s similar in size to Earth.