Today’s Big Astronomy Announcement

Rumours have been circulating for a few days about a big astronomical discovery. Here is a video of the announcement:

Sorry, that’s the wrong video.

The actual announcement will take place live at 4pm BST here:

Until a few minutes ago I didn’t have a clue what this was about, but now I do…

Phone ship surprisingly detected in atmosphere of Venus (9)

If you would like to read more about this discovery then you can read the paper in Nature here. Several of the authors are former Cardiff colleagues, including first author Jane Greaves, as well as Annabel Cartwright and my former office mate Emily Drabek-Maunder. Congratulations to them on an exciting result!

P.S. Emily reminded me last night that I was present at the discussion with Jane that started this project, over four years ago. I remember them talking about phosphine but had no idea that it would lead to this!

9 Responses to “Today’s Big Astronomy Announcement”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    Of course, the Bananarama song is a cover. I find the original

    much hornier—not just the singer, but also the guitarist. 🙂

  2. Phillip Helbig Says:

    “Several of the authors are former Cardiff colleagues, including first author Jane Greaves, as well as Annabel Cartwright and my former office mate Emily Drabek-Maunder. Congratulations to them on an exciting result!”

    I see that the second author is my former* Jodrell Bank colleague Anita Richards. Congratulations to her as well.

    ___
    * That’s “former” in the sense that I am no longer there (but she is).

  3. […] all the excitement last month about the claimed detection of phlogiston phosphine in the atmosphere of […]

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