Venus’s fire and desire leads to yeah baby moment

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Venus’s fire and desire leads to yeah baby moment

Shout it from a mountain top — an astronomer is exploring the possibility of life on Venus after ‘phosphine’ find

Senior science reporter

This year, SciFest Africa is happening virtually for the first time in its 24-year history, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the world.

On the plus side, Zoom culture has meant international speakers become more accessible to a South African audience and this week, a world-class astronomer on the team exploring the possibility of life on Venus spoke to those of us on the tip of Africa.

Sara Seager is a professor of astronomy at the world’s top-ranked university, the US’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is on an international team that recently made the stunning announcement that phosphine has been discovered in Venus’s atmosphere...

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