Petrology of Venus: Further Deducftons

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Science  13 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3611, pp. 1161
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3611.1161


The carbon dioxide pressure of the atmosphere of Venus may be controlled by one or more of several decarbonation reactions. One of these is the formation of carbonate-rich liquids. The pressure-temperature equilibrium conditions of these reactions are in the range of those proposed for the surface of Venus.