Venus is famous for its extremely hot climatic conditions, mind you; it’s by far the hottest planet in our solar system with average temperatures reaching to 462 degrees Celsius. But according to a study released earlier, it may once have been home to oceans of Carbon Dioxide.
You would be wondering oceans of CO2, yes that is possible, especially after what we have understood of the planet’s composition. It has the densest of atmospheres, 96.5 percent carbon dioxide by volume. The extreme atmospheric pressure on the surface of the planet could have caused the gas to enter a supercritical state, in which it can have both the properties of liquid and gas. This could have paved way for oceans of carbon dioxide to form on its surface.
Scientists had found earlier that Venus at some point in time may have had enough water in its atmosphere to cover the entire planet in an 80 feet deep ocean. But as the extreme heat on its surface may virtually not have made it possible for such an ocean to form, so scientists concluded that planet may have once been home to oceans of carbon dioxide fluid instead of water.