Venus Biosignatures Update Podcast Extra

As the exciting news of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus turns into a point of contention in the astronomy world, we caught up with the study’s lead scientist Professor Jane Greaves for the inside track. In this interview we discuss:

  • Getting time on a range of professional telescopes time for a risky hypothesis
  • How life could survive in the extreme environment of Venus’ highly acidic atmosphere
  • Floating graphite balloons in Venus’ atmosphere
  • Scientific challenges to this discovery being helpful rather than unwanted
  • Blinding NASA pilots in the name of science

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