Venus might have supported oceans of carbon dioxide in the past: Study

January 1, 2015 2:55 AM

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Venus might have supported oceans of carbon dioxide in the past: Study

New research at Cornell University has revealed that Venus was once covered with oceans. Today, the surface of Venus is hot, dry and suffocated by a thick lower atmosphere of toxic gases. But it might have featured strange oceans of liquid carbon dioxide during the ancient times.

Researchers further explained that millions of years ago, the combination of the hot weather and atmospheric pressure produced a 'supercritical' state capable of dissolving materials like a liquid but flow like gas.

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