Phosphine, Life, and Venus

Biology Chemistry Science

Source: Phosphine, Life, and Venus Regarding the released report that Venus was found to “possibly harbor life” (see this Nature article) What’s Phosphine? # A chemical compound found in small amounts in Earth’s atmosphere Used in: electronics fabrication, rodenticide On Earth it’s primarily found in its oxidized form, generally thought to be the result of lightning strikes, where the required amount of electrons would be present. But, it’s also been noticed in anaerobic environments (low/no oxygen). ...