Venus Clouds: Test for Hydrocarbons

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Science  14 Mar 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3872, pp. 1191-1192
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3872.1191


Infrared reflection spectra of hydrocarbon clouds and frosts now give a critical test of Velikovsky's prediction that Venus is surrounded by a dense envelope of hydrocarbon clouds and dusts. Venus does not exhibit an absorption feature near 2.4 microns, although such a feature is prominent in every hydrocarbon spectrum observed.

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