High in the toxic atmosphere of the planet Venus, astronomers on Earth have discovered signs of what might be life.
The astronomers, who reported the finding on Monday in a pair of papers, have not collected specimens of Venusian microbes, nor have they snapped any pictures of them. But with powerful telescopes, they have detected a chemical — phosphine — in the thick Venus atmosphere.
A huge discovery, if verified, but a lot of work remains. Best to be “appropriately cautious” here.
But a really beautiful photo of Venus at the top of the Time’s story.