(CBSDFW/AP) – Astronomers looking at the atmosphere in neighboring Venus see something that might just be a sign of life.
In a study published Monday, they say they found the chemical signature of a noxious gas called phosphine.READ MORE: Sheriff: Child's Skeletal Remains, 3 Abandoned Siblings Found In Apartment
On Earth, phosphine is associated with life. It’s found at the bottom of ponds, in badger guts and in penguin guano. Astronomers tried to figure out other, non-biological ways it could be produced and came up empty.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Tello Hernandez Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge Following Fatal Crash
Outside experts — and the study authors themselves — say the research is tantalizing but not yet convincing.
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