08 Oct '11, 11am

Venus has ozone layer too

Venus has ozone layer too

Illustration of Venus via Shutterstock Much like Earth, Venus has an ozone layer high in its atmosphere, according to new data received by the European Space Agency. The ozone was detected by instruments on the agency's Venus Express spacecraft. Ozone is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms. Ozone in our own atmosphere plays a crucial role in protecting us from a significant portion of the damaging ultraviolet light from the sun that bombards Earth. Computer models indicate that Venus' ozone is produced through the action of sunlight striking carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of our neighbor planet. "This detection gives us an important constraint on understanding the chemistry of Venus' atmosphere," says Franck Montmessin, who led the research. Until now, ozone has only been detected in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars. On Earth, ozone is believed to be a byproduct...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/scitech/venus-ozone-layer/1486/

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e360.yale.edu 03 Oct '11, 4pm

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