An MIT study proved that toxic phosphine gas can only be produced by anerobic organisms and is thus key to finding alien life. Image via Slashgear.

Research suggests toxic gas might be key for identifying alien life

A recently concluded study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has discovered that the toxic gas phosphine might be the key to finding alien life on other planets. Phosphine is highly toxic to life, but the research has proved that the only known way to produce phosphine in a natural environment would necessarily involve anerobic organisms, which can help scientists positively identify earth-like planets supporting alien life.

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