View Full Version : New Map Hints at Venus' Wet, Volcanic Past

2009-Jul-14, 12:50 PM
Venus is often referred to as Earth's twin, as the two planets share a similar size. But perhaps the similarities don't end there. A new infrared map from Venus Express hints that our neighboring world may once have been more Earth-like, with a plate tectonics system and an ocean of water. While [...]

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2009-Jul-14, 09:02 PM
This story has me wondering if Earth could end up the same way Venus is now.
Is this situation for Earth inevitable?

Also how would they get a probe to work on venus as Muller suggests as the only way to know for sure about the highland plateau's being a continent?