Phosphene on Venus is probably just sulfur dioxide

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In September, a team of astronomers announced it had detected the chemical phosphine in the thick, acidic clouds of Venus, which surprised many experts of the planet. Phosphene is found in Earth's atmosphere, leading some to wonder if those Venusian clouds could harbor life. But a new study shows that the radio telescopes used in the initial research may have detected sulfur dioxide. One of the new study's co-authors is Paul Steffes, Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of Georgia Techs' Center for Space Technology and Research (C-STAR.)

 

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College of Sciences

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Aerospace
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College of Sciences, Center for Space Technology and Research, C-STAR, Paul Steffes, venus
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Feb 11, 2021 - 3:22pm
  • Last Updated: Feb 11, 2021 - 3:22pm