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Venus has an ozone layer

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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Scientists discover ozone layer on Venus about 100 times less dense then earths.


Some astrobiologists assume that the presence of oxygen, carbon, and ozone in an atmosphere indicates that life exists on a planet's surface. The new results negate that assumption - the mere presence of oxygen in an atmosphere is now not enough evidence to start looking for life.


www.bbc.co.uk...

EDIT: I apologize this has already been posted please delete.


edit on 8-10-2011 by Autodidactic because: already posted on ATS




posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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The BBC should not be classed as a worth while source for news imo. They speak far too much rubbish and are bound by pay checks, I wouldn't believe anything they have to say mate



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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I've been suggesting that for ages that they should take a closer look at Venus. It is classed as Earth's sister planet after all.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Ozone on Earth is the formed, according to the research promoted by the EPA as being


Sunlight, in the presence of long chain Hydrocarbons, Oxygen and Nitrogen Dioxide reacts to create the O3 molecule. The sunlight strikes an NO2 molecule releasing the Oxygen which combines with O2 to make O3.

How Hydrocarbons got in the equation I am unsure? That is a question best answered in the Physical Chemistry field if any is an expert there? I am merely an environmental chemist who had P-Chem many years back.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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Ozone on the Earth is largely generated by electrical discharges during storms and other atmospheric phenomena.

The existence of ozone on Venus should not be much of a surprise. There are vast amounts of lightning on that planet and there is no shortage of oxygen on Venus (there is, however, a shortage of hydrogen).

It has been speculated that microbial life could exist within the clouds of Venus - protected from solar radiation by the immense electromagnetic field created by the continual lightning storms (of course, we also know that there are several forms of algae that feed off of gamma radiation ... so... go figure).



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by minto
The BBC should not be classed as a worth while source for news imo. They speak far too much rubbish and are bound by pay checks, I wouldn't believe anything they have to say mate


If that's the case then we are all doomed, most of every other media sources don't come close to the BBC. In any case, why doubt this story about Venus' ozone with its several quoted sources?



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