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Astronomical announcement

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Astronomical announcement

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Postby swill453 » September 14th, 2020, 3:45 pm

No idea what it's about but apparently some big news is to be announced by the Royal Astronomical Society at 4pm (in 15 minutes as I write).

Live on Youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IIj3e5 ... calSociety

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Re: Astronomical announcement

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Postby mc2fool » September 14th, 2020, 4:07 pm

Evidence of life on Venus. Live presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1u-jlf_Olo

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Re: Astronomical announcement

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Postby JohnB » September 14th, 2020, 5:05 pm

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-020-1174-4#Abs1 They (including my mate Dave) have found Phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, and there is no known abiotic pathway to produce it there.

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Re: Astronomical announcement

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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 16th, 2020, 1:37 pm

Historical analogy: Urea. Once considered a product (only) of metabolic processes in living organisms, that was shattered in 1828.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%B6hler_synthesis


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