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Astronomers studying the clouds of Venus announced the discovery of trace amounts of phosphine, which on Earth is belched out by volcanoes and some organisms.
The team used computer models to explore all other mechanisms that might produce phosphine in Venus’s harsh environment and came up empty.
On Earth, phosphine is a chemical produced by some kinds of bacteria that live in oxygen-poor conditions.Not finding life on Venus would be disappointing. But it’s good science at work.|Neel Patel|October 31, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If Venus’ spectrum could be drawn as a straight line across all wavelengths of light, phosphine would make a deep valley at that wavelength.Doubts over a ‘possible sign of life’ on Venus show how science works|Lisa Grossman|October 28, 2020|Science News
The chances of detecting phosphine on that flyby are still slim, but not zero.A spacecraft en route to Mercury just caught this fresh new look at Venus|Neel Patel|October 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Under the name of “phosphine” this colouring-matter is still used, especially for the dyeing of leather.Coal|Raphael Meldola
Give the formula for the salt which phosphine forms with hydriodic acid.
Absence of change shows phosphine, quinoline yellow, or a natural dye-stuff.The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall
The acetylene prepared from this substance has a very characteristic odor due to impurities, the chief of these being phosphine.
Extremely dangerous explosive mixtures may be made by combining phosphine and air or oxygen.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth