Life on Venus? Ehhh….

My skepticism is because of the highlighted sentence below.

Traces of a rare molecule known as phosphine have been found in the hellish, heavily acidic atmosphere of Venus, astronomers announced Monday — providing a tantalizing clue about the possibility of life. Phosphine molecules found on Earth are primarily a result of human industry or the actions of microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments.

…if there’s a place in the solar system where planetary conditions are going to resemble the more dangerous insides of a Terran industrial facility, it’d be Venus. Damnable solar wind: why couldn’t Venus have been swapped out with Mars? We’d probably have colonies there by now if it had been.

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