Deuterium content of the Venus atmosphere

@article{Bertaux1989DeuteriumCO,
  title={Deuterium content of the Venus atmosphere},
  author={J F Bertaux and J. T. R. Clarke},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={338},
  pages={567-568}
}
THERE is no liquid water on Venus. The water vapour in its atmosphere would, if condensed, form a layer only 20 cm deep which means, in contrast to the 3-km-deep oceans that cover its sister planet Earth, that Venus is very dry indeed. It is not known with certainty whether Venus has lacked water since its formation, or if water once present has been lost during its lifetime; the question is of special interest as water is generally thought to be a necessary ingredient for the development of… CONTINUE READING

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