Photo: Venus Craft Reveals Lightning, Supports Watery Past



The southern hemisphere of Venus shines like a bright blue marble in this infrared image from the Venus Express spacecraft.

The latest findings from the European mission support theories that the inhospitable planet once harbored oceans that boiled away due to rampant greenhouse warming.

Image courtesy ESA © 2007 MPS for VMC Team MPS/DLR-PF/IDA


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