Last month, new hope came in the form of a study that Venus could have been habitable and was home to "liquid water" for 2 to 3 billion years.
Well, this hope was apparently replaced by water through lava, according to a new study.
The new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets suggests that the second planet in the solar system was filled with lava. This happened after they re-examined the highland Ovda Regio plateau of Venus, which they believed was basaltic lava.
"We know so little about the surface of Venus," said co-author of the study, Allan Treiman, in a statement. "If the Ovda Regio Highlands are basaltic, as is most of Venus, they are likely to have been compressed by internal forces to their present height, possibly like mountains resulting from plate tectonics on Earth."
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The team found that the current on the Ovda Regio highland plateau was "not as expected granitic," which increased the likelihood that it was made of basalt rock.
"The elevation region of Ovda Fluctus continues with the lower elevations: The change in the radar properties does not represent different rivers," the study's summary states. "The outlines of the Ovda Fluctus riverbeams have fractal dimensions that coincide with the basaltic pahoehoe lavas, and the edge of the Ovda Fluctus is at a much higher elevation than its center, a feature observed in basaltic streams on Earth, but not on rivers with more silica. " 19659003] Venus, still known as the "evil twin of the earth", has an extremely harsh climate with a surface temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit.
The new study by Treiman and the other researchers following one of these statements was unveiled last month at the European Planetary Science Congress. This study showed that Venus had "liquid water" for 2 to 3 billion years, until more than 700 million years ago a "dramatic transformation" began that completely reshaped the planet and around 80 percent of it reappeared Venus with water. Credit: NASA "/>