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Metal ions that exist on Earth also found in Venus` and Mars` ionospheres

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 16:22

Washington: Astronomers have discovered layers of metal ions in the ionospheres of Venus and Mars, which have been known to exist on Earth for decades.

The finding has opened a new area for observationally constrained comparative planetology.

These new observations may explain how do meteoroids affect Venus` and Mars` ionospheres.

The American Astronomical Society published the results.


First Published: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 16:22
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