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Signs of geological activity found on Venus


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Signs of geological activity found on Venus

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Scientists have found evidence parts of Venus's surface move around like pieces of continent on Earth.

And while this activity is probably not driven by plate tectonics, as on Earth, it could be a "cousin" of that process.

The findings fit an emerging picture of a planet very much alive, in contrast to the traditional view of Venus.

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It may have tectonic movement but to say that it is in any way similar to the Earth is a bit of a stretch. It is still hot beyond anything that can be compared to Earth and has an atmosphere that is unimaginable. What they might could have said was that it is a sort of living developing planet. I remember the old days when there was how that it might be closer to Earth and maybe even a possible place that we could sort of live.

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Venus was once a water world--just like Earth, with plate tectonics lubricated by its ocean waters. Then as the sun warmed to its present state, a runaway greenhouse effect, over a couple of billion years, dried up those oceans. What's left are the vestiges of its former tectonic system.

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