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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