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Howdy, er, neighbor – mind if we join you? Potential sign of life spotted in Venus's atmosphere

RLWatkins

I'm sorry, but what exactly does this mean?

"Bacteria on Earth capable of producing the gas would only have to work at 10 per cent of their maximum capacity to create the amount of phosphine seen on Venus...."

*How many bacteria* "would only have to work at 10 per cent of their maximum capacity to create the amount of phosphine seen on Venus"? One? Ten? Ten duotrigintillion? All of them?

Everyone who can type without thinking, raise your hands.

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