New research suggests life may exist in Venus' clouds

Venus.
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The search for extraterrestrial life has reached new heights.

The atmosphere of Venus could be home to microbial life, new research published in the journal Astrobiology last week found. Researchers laid out the case for possible life in the clouds, a decades-old theory that stems from the potential for bacteria growth in sulfuric acid patches that can be seen in the planet's atmosphere, along with favorable temperature conditions.

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