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BepiColombo is set to pass by Venus in October, where it may help confirm recent potential signs of life

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A spacecraft bound for Mercury may be able to take crucial measurements that could help us confirm potential signs of life seen on Venus.

On 14 September, a team of researchers announced that they had found a gas called phosphine in Venus’s clouds, and no non-biological processes that we know about could make it in such large amounts. The BepiColombo spacecraft may be able to confirm that the phosphine is indeed there.

BepiColombo is a joint mission by the …

source: newscientist.com

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