Volume 89 Issue 42 | p. 54 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 17, 2011

Venus Has A Thin Ozone Layer

Earth’s neighbor is third planet discovered with O3 in its atmosphere
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Venus, ozone layer, Mars, Earth, atmosphere

Results from the European Space Agency’s spacecraft show that the second planet from the sun has a thin ozone layer high above its surface. Until now, only Earth and Mars were known to have ozone layers. The results were presented earlier this month at a joint meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress and the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences, which was held in Nantes, France. . . .

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