Origin and Dynamical Behaviour of Thermal Protons in the Venusian Ionosphere

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An important source of thermal H+ and/or D+ has been overlooked in the ionosphere of Venus which supports the choice of H+ and/or D+ as the dominant light ion at high altitudes.

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BANKS, P., AXFORD, W. Origin and Dynamical Behaviour of Thermal Protons in the Venusian Ionosphere. Nature 225, 924–926 (1970) doi:10.1038/225924a0

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