Animation: a fly-to Venus

This animation shows an artistic impression of our Solar System neighbour Venus, where scientists have confirmed the detection of phosphine. The molecules were detected in the Venusian high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner. Astronomers have speculated for decades that life could exist in Venus’s high clouds. The detection of phosphine could point to such extra-terrestrial “aerial” life.


ESO/M. Kornmesser & NASA/JPL/Caltech

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Release date:14 September 2020, 17:00
Related releases:eso2015
Duration:27 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Solar System

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