Back in September, it’s been reported that a new study about Venus revealed the fact that Venus might have been habitable and it hosted liquid water for about 2 to 3 billion years.
But now, according to the latest reports, this hope that has been triggered by the previous one seems to be shattered.
Lava on Venus
This water mentioned above was reportedly replaced by lava according to the latest news.
Fox News reveals that the new research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, explains the fact that the second planet in the solar system was filled with lava.
This new info hits us right after experts re-examined Venus’ Ovda Regio highlands plateau – just in case you don’t know, this is believed to have been made up of basaltic lava.
“We know so little about Venus’ surface,” explained the study’s co-author, Allan Treiman, in a statement.
He continued and details the following: “If the Ovda Regio highlands are made of basaltic rock as is most of Venus, they were likely squeezed up to their current heights by internal forces, possibly like mountains which result from plate tectonics on Earth.”
The website mentioned above reported that the flow that was seen in the Ovda Regio highlands plateau was “not granitic as was expected from its location,” heightening the chances it was made up of basalt rock.
“The high‐altitude region of Ovda Fluctus is continuous with the lower‐elevation portions: the change in radar properties does not represent different flows,” the study’s abstract revealed.
Venus has a harsh climate
Venus used to be called Earth’s Evil Twin, and it has some pretty extremely harsh climate with temperatures that can reach 864 degrees Fahrenheit.
We recommend that you head over to the Fox News’ article in order to check out more details on what has been discovered about Venus in this recent article.