January 01, 2023
Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) believe that Venus was converted into an acidic planet because of the planet’s volcanic activity that lasted for thousands of years. Over this time, close to 1,00,000 cubic miles of volcanic rock formed on the planet.
It is believed that the volcanic activity also led to climate change on Venus— from temperate and wet to hot and dry. Presently, Venus has an atmosphere with a pressure that is 90 times more than that on Earth and an average surface temperature of approximately 462˚C.
Did You Know?
80% of Venus’ surface is covered in solidified volcanic rock.
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