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Dec. 3rd, 2007 | 09:47 pm
posted by: beachofdreams in exobio

"Did ancient oceans on Venus last long enough for potential life to have emerged? The answer could be locked inside a hardy mineral called tremolite, which future robotic missions to our neighbouring planet could find and study."


It'd be interesting to find out just what caused Venus to become the hothouse it is today. It'd likely have been volcanic activity. Where else would you expect to get the greenhouse gases? To be sure, there are other ways to get greenhouse gases -- by combining certain elements with carbon -- that don't involve volcanism, but what kind of process could that be? Burning carbon to create C02?

Then again, why say that Venus experienced massive climate change at all?

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