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Phosphine on Venus Cannot be Explained by Conventional Processes

@inproceedings{Bains2020PhosphineOV,
  title={Phosphine on Venus Cannot be Explained by Conventional Processes},
  author={W. Bains and J. Petkowski and S. Seager and S. Ranjan and C. Sousa-Silva and P. Rimmer and Zhuchang Zhan and J. Greaves and A. Richards},
  year={2020}
}
  • W. Bains, J. Petkowski, +6 authors A. Richards
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • The recent candidate detection of 20 ppb of phosphine in the middle atmosphere of Venus is so unexpected that it requires an exhaustive search for explanations of its origin. Phosphorus-containing species have not been modelled for Venusian atmosphere before and our work represents the first attempt to model phosphorus species in Venusian atmosphere. We thoroughly explore the potential pathways of formation of phosphine in a Venusian environment, including in the planet's atmosphere, cloud and… CONTINUE READING

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