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Clouds on Venus are too Dry to Sustain Life

Venus is now the hottest planet in the solar system in more than just one way, as the scientists buzz over three recently announced missions to discover it, while on the other hand, the debate continues over whether a biosignature exists in between its clouds.

But as the new research shows today, Venus has such an atmosphere that is way too dry to support even the strongest microorganisms, a discovery that could restore the planet’s ancient reputation as the Earth is the most unfriendly neighbor.

Chris McKay, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center and a joint author of the recent study, said at a press conference which was held virtually this past Friday that the water existing within the clouds of Venus is just not up to the levels which are required to support life, and that is quite unfortunate.The apparently far-fetched idea that Venus might be able to sustain one’s life received a transformed interest during the last year when the scientists presented the evidence which was displaying the trace amounts of phosphine in its atmosphere.

As existing creatures are one of the only identified sources of this gas, it was taken as possible evidence of life. Suddenly, Venus, which is a boiling planet and is classically regarded as being an extremely poor runner for habitability, was being noticed by the Astro-biologists.Other experts have since poured some cold water upon this finding, along with the new Nature paper piling up on the uncertainty even further and deeper.

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