New Findings Suggest Venus Never Had Oceans, Conditions Needed for Life

Venus Nightside Glow

This image, which shows the night side of Venus glowing in thermal infrared, was captured by Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft. Credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic

Astrophysicists led by the UNIGE and the NCCR PlanetS have investigated the past of

Surface and Atmosphere of Early Venus

Artist’s view of the surface and atmosphere of early Venus, more than 4 billion years ago. In the foreground is a mysterious explorer surprised to see the oceans completely vaporized in the sky. Credit: © Manchu

Venus has recently become an important research topic for astrophysicists. ESA and DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03873-w