A new study out this week pretty much confirms what most people understood and knew about the surface of Venus and so forth up to this point. According to Scientific American, the planet is nearly impossible to have or currently host any form(s) of life simply because there isn’t enough water.
The study’s authors reportedly looked at a variant of things including much of the data from rovers and things that have managed to get through Venus’s atmosphere or close enough to it to really gather tangible data.
“When we looked at the effective concentration of water molecules in those clouds, we found that it was a hundred times too low for even the most resilient Earth organisms to survive.” John Hallsworth, a microbiologist at Queen’s University in Belfast, U.K., and lead author of the paper, said in a news conference on Thursday (June 24). “That’s an unbridgeable distance.”
The re-interest in Venus and the idea that there may have been or currently is life somewhere near the planet was first reinvigorated last year following the alleged discovery of phosphine. Phosphine is generally a gas like substance that you probably wouldn’t find in Space as it is understood to be mostly a man made thing.