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Share Your Story • Mark Smith • December 5, 2013

Sulfur Oceans

Sulfur Oceans

We may find that Io isn't the only place with a distinctly sulfurous odor. I'm picturing a planet (codename: Cassavetes)where sulfur doesn't only eject from volcanoes, but also lies in deep, molten oceans and sulfur vapor forms vast weather systems.

Cassavetes is parked in a tidally-locked orbit around a nearby star and lies so close to its neighbor that there is plenty of heat to disperse atmospherically to its unlit side and keep the weather engine operating.

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