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Natural Radio Signal Discovered in Venus’ 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 Venus’ ionosphere. It was discovered while the probe was using the planet as a “gravity slingshot” for the close to the sun approach. The Parker Solar Probe is a NASA Space Probe that was…

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Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus’ Atmosphere

Natural Radio

During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years — and it looks quite different from Venus past. A study published today confirms that Venus’ 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 by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, announced the discovery of a rare molecule, 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 – floating free of the…

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