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Fraser
2009-Jan-15, 04:10 PM
A new look at data gathered from the Galileo spacecraft in 1990 reveals that Venus at one time may have been habitable, with evidence of past continents and oceans. In a flyby of Venus on the spacecraft's journey to Jupiter, a near-infrared mapping instrument detected signatures which the researchers have interpreted as granite. [...]

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BigDon
2009-Jan-16, 02:28 AM
Technically wouldn't Venus still have continents? They don't need oceans to exist. It just worked out that way on Earth. (Having oceans between our continants.)