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Astronomers detected a molecule in the atmosphere of Venus that, as far as we know, is only produced by living organisms.
These astronomers are careful to say that this doesn't necessarily mean there is life (in this case, microbes or their analogues) in the atmosphere of Venus, only that it warrants further investigation.
I'm posting this because I predict that you're about to see a deluge of "LIFE FOUND ON VENUS" articles, and I wanted to get ahead of them and emphasize that they are all sensationalized bullshit.
...which of course doesn't preclude the possibility that there is simple life in the upper reaches of Venus' atmosphere, but it's far from a definitive finding. Such a thing would indeed be a huge deal, but let's not collectively get ahead of ourselves here.