Planets

The Harsh Conditions of Venus, Earth's Sister Planet

Scientists believe Venus was primarily covered by oceans billions of years ago. Eventually, the planet became so heated its oceans evaporated away.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Venus' rotation goes from East to West. 00:22

  2. Billions of years ago, scientists believe Venus was primarily covered by oceans. 01:51

  3. Eventually the planet became so heated its oceans evaporated away. 02:33

Written by Curiosity Staff May 1, 2015

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