Venus was once a lot more like Earth

Until something awful

Venus had some fine weather, we are now told by experts..comfortable conditions..
Those temperatures could have included a maximum of 122 degrees Fahrenheit and a minimum of 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

But between 700 and 750 million years ago, something triggered the release of carbon dioxide from rocks on the planet, transforming its climate. 

“Our hypothesis is that Venus may have had a stable climate for billions of years. It is possible that the near-global resurfacing event is responsible for its transformation from an Earth-like climate to the hellish hothouse we see today,” said Michael Way, study author at The Goddard Institute of Space Science. Way presented his study this week at the European Planetary Science Congress – Division for Planetary Sciences Joint Meeting 2019 in Geneva.

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