Scientists Inches Away from Finding Life on Another Planet

Researchers have found more of the biosignature phosphine in Venus's atmosphere,

indicating that the planet might support its own unique extraterrestrial life.

Phosphine was initially identified on Venus in 2020,

thus this isn't the first time it's been found there.

Since then, the crew has found phosphine on five other occasions,

always in unexpected places. Although the presence of phosphine does not necessarily indicate that it was produced by live creatures,

it is nonetheless regarded as a biosignature since life is one of the potential sources.

The reliability of the biosignature increases the probability of life's existence.

The scientists will keep digging deeper into the phosphines,

and future NASA flights to Venus will bring us one step closer to proving the existence of life beyond Earth.