An international team of researchers from France and Switzerland argue that there have always been no oceans on Venus, despite the generally accepted hypothesis. The research results were published on the scientific portal Nature.
Scientists have created a computer model of the evolutionary processes of Venus, on the basis of which analyzes and calculations were carried out. According to scientists, the planet could never form water in large quantities, capable of creating oceans. This is due to the high temperature of the surface of Venus and the low amount of clouds.
The increased temperature persisted due to the incandescent magma that covered the entire surface of the planet. Magma continued to heat up for a long time and did not allow the ambient temperature to drop to a sufficient level for the processes of water condensation to begin.
Scientists in their scientific work noted that the absence of clouds also influenced the formation of water on the planet. In their opinion, the high density of clouds could protect the planet’s surface from exposure to sunlight. This condition could reduce the temperature of the atmosphere to values at which water began to condense. The results of the analysis of the climate model showed that the clouds formed only on the night side of the planet, where, on the contrary, they maintained high temperatures due to the greenhouse effect.