Venus as an Exoplanet: Photochemistry around K- and M-Dwarfs
Sean Jordan - Institute of Astronomy, University of CambridgeApr 6, 2021
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Venus is astrophysically indistinguishable from Earth and has a global cloud layer that truncates spectral features in transmission spectroscopy. To distinguish an exo-Venus from an exo-Earth therefore requires unique observational indicators that survive above the cloud layer. However, the above-cloud atmosphere is dominated by photochemistry which depends on the spectrum ...