Venus could have supported oceans of carbon dioxide fluid in the past

December 31, 2014 8:22 PM

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Venus could have supported oceans of carbon dioxide fluid in the past

Venus could have supported oceans of carbon dioxide in liquid form in the past, according to research team from Cornell University. Venus, the second planet from the sun in the solar system has many similarities to our planet earth. However, the current environment on Venus is unbearably hot, full with corrosive sulfuric acid clouds.

Lead study author Dima Bolmatov, a theoretical physicist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, said, "Presently, the atmosphere of Venus is mostly carbon dioxide, 96.5 percent by volume." The team led by Bolmatov found that the physical properties of supercritical matter could shift from gaslik...

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