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Natural Radio Signal Discovered in Venusā€™ Atmosphere (video)

Parker Solar Probe

On May 3, 2021, NASA announced a discovery in the atmosphere of Venus. According to new measurements from the Parker Solar Probe, an unexpected natural radio signal was detected emitting from Venusā€™ ionosphere. It was discovered while the probe was using the planet as a ā€œgravity slingshotā€ for the close to the sun approach. TheĀ Parker Solar ProbeĀ is aĀ NASAĀ Space ProbeĀ that was…

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Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venusā€™ Atmosphere

Natural Radio

During a brief swing by Venus, NASAā€™sĀ Parker Solar ProbeĀ detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planetā€™s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years ā€” and it looks quite different from Venus past. A study published today confirms that Venusā€™ upper atmosphere undergoes puzzling changes over…

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Is there Life in the Clouds of Venus?

Clouds of Venus

  An international team of astronomers, led byĀ Professor Jane GreavesĀ ofĀ Cardiff University, announced the discovery of a rare molecule,Ā phosphine, in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially, or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. Astronomers have speculated for decades that high clouds on Venus could offer a home for microbes ā€“ floating free of the…

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