A NASA Probe May Have Found Signs of Life on Venus 40 Years Ago

Earlier this month scientists announced they had detected phosphine above Venus. The compound can be associated with life. This story features a new study, co-authored by Professor Rakesh Mogul, that examined data from a 1978 NASA probe and found evidence that also suggested the presence of phosphine. The study was also the subject of a recent story in Live Science, “Did NASA detect a hint of life on Mars in 1978 and not realize it?

This article was originally published by Scientific American on October 1, 2020.