The recent discovery of phosphine on Venus was exciting and unexpected. What is the excitement really about and what could it mean for us?
Thanks for writing this article, which gives a good fair overview of the discovery, the uncertainties, and some of the implications.
For people here who are more interested in some of the details of the discovery, I gave a talk at Cambridge about what someone needs to show in order to explain the phosphine on Venus (assuming it is phosphine):
Jane Greaves will later be giving a talk about the detection itself. If it’s on Youtube I’ll share the link here.