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Unformatted text preview: Because of slightly closer distance to Sun, start out slightly warmer (15-30 K) Outgases: CO2, H2O Less H2O condense on surface More H2O in atmosphere, more CO2 in atmosphere H2O + CO2 both greenhouse gases Slightly higher greenhouse effect More H2O evaporates More H2O + CO2 in atmosphere After time, too hot for water to exist as liquid 96% CO2, 3.9% N UV hits H2O in atmosphere, releases H2 + O, H2 escapes atmosphere, O combines with other elements-Venera, Pioneer Venus, Magellan radar mapping, landers (melted in one hour)-Continent type features (~8% of planet vs 25% on Earth, 27% lowlands, 65% rolling plains)-All surface features named after famous women, goddesses, mythological figures, famous wome...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course PHY 115 taught by Professor Weinbeck during the Spring '09 term at BC.
- Spring '09