Animation: zooming in on Venus

This animation shows an artistic impression of our Solar System neighbour Venus, where scientists have confirmed the detection of phosphine molecules, a representation of which is shown in the inset towards the end of the video. 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.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser/L. Calçada & NASA/JPL/Caltech

À propos de la vidéo

Identification:eso2015b
Date de publication:14 septembre 2020 17:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso2015
Durée:36 s
Frame rate:25 fps

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Venus
Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Catégorie:Solar System

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