Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’s clouds

This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe. A report released on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 says astronomers have found a potential signal of life high in the atmosphere of our nearest neighboring planet. (J. Greaves/Cardiff University/JAXA via AP)

Astronomers found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints that there might be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.