Leicester scientist calls for mission to Venus after discovery of 'alien life' evidence

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A Leicester-based scientist is calling for missions to Venus after research showed the hottest planet in the solar system is harbouring alien life.

The first-ever signs of extra-terrestrial life have been found after a gas produced by microbes was detected swirling about in clouds 35 miles above the surface.

Phosphine gas has been detected there. It's given off by anaerobic microbes.

These tiny microorganisms metabolise their food without the need for air or sunlight. They don't need oxygen to live and grow - and are still found near hydrothermal vents on Earth.

Learning we are not alone would be the most amazing discovery in history. The British and US team say the evidence is compelling.

 link source - Leicester Mercury

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