December 1, 2010
Venus Holds Warning for Geoengineering Earth
European Space Agency, European Space Agency
A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESA’s Venus Express has been explained. As well as telling us more about Venus, it could be a warning against injecting our atmosphere with sulphur droplets to mitigate climate change.
So the detection of a sulphur dioxide layer at 90–110 km by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter in 2008 posed a complete mystery. Where did that sulphur dioxide come from?
TAGGED: Venus, Geoengineering, sulfate aerosols