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Ozone layer discovered on Venus

Posted on Saturday, 8 October, 2011 | Comment icon 3 comments | News tip by: Gorff

Image credit: NASA/JPL

A very thin ozone layer has been discovered around the planet Venus by the Venus Express spacecraft.

It is only the third known ozone layer ever found, with Earth and Mars being the location of the other two. Unlike the ozone layer around the Earth however, Venus' is over a hundred times less dense and can only absorb a small amount of ultraviolet light.

"The thin layer, which is hundred of times less dense than the Earth's, was discovered by the European Space Agency's Venus Express craft, researchers report in the journal Icarus."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Wearer of Hats on 8 October, 2011, 3:34
Must be the Venusians using CFCs....
Comment icon #2 Posted by ROGER on 8 October, 2011, 5:26
I think the definitions of life , intelligence and other concepts will be redefined if we can study the different environments of any other world.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Paracelse on 9 October, 2011, 6:14
Someone ready for some importing business? Has anyone laid claim to it yet?

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