Venus Clouds: Structure and Composition

Science  01 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4123, pp. 407-409
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4123.407


The clouds of Venus consist of a fine sulfuric acid aerosol similar to that found in the earth's stratosphere. The acid aerosol on Venus appears to be uniformly mixed with the gas, at least in the visible layers, and possibly down to the cloud base.