New Report Suggests Venus May Have Housed Vast Oceans Of Carbon Dioxide

December 31, 2014 7:36 PM

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Venus is the closest planet to Earth and while there are similarities, the differences are far greater between the two. Venus’ surface temperature is capable of melting most common metals, has a crushing atmosphere, and a rocky landscape lorded over by clouds of sulfuric acid. It is far from Earth’s hospital to life environment.

Lead study author Dima Bolmatov, a theoretical physicist at Cornell University, detailed his and his colleagues’ findings in the Aug. 21 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

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