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Venus: Atmospheric Sulfur Dioxide Spikes
January 3, 2013 |

Sulfur dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere of Venus have been observed to spike and decline.

The most likely explanation is changes in volcanic activity.

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Venus Through the Rings of Saturn
March 6, 2013 | NASA
"Peering over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings, and across interplanetary space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the bright, cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus. The vast distance from Saturn means that Venus only shows up as a white dot." Quoted from the NASA image release.

Using Ophiolites to Reduce Atmospheric CO2?
July 14, 2013 | Columbia University
Rocks brought from earth’s mantle react rapidly with carbon dioxide at the surface. Can these rocks be used to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

Blue Flames at an Indonesian Volcano
February 16, 2014 | National Geographic
National Geographic has an article with photos that illustrate blue volcanic fire caused by the eruption of molten sulfur.

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