posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 06:55 AM
The surface of Venus is relatively smooth suggesting that it is young which gives rise to theories of volcanic activity. There are some images of the
surface that show what look like channels where lava once flowed but the direction of flow is inclined gaining quite a bit of elevation. Since this
therefore cannot be considered evidence of volcanic activity all that we have left is speculation due to the young surface as far as I know.
Another odd contradiction of Venus is the thick atmosphere, 90 times more dense than Earth's and yet Venus has no magnetic field. Magnetic fields
protect a planets atmosphere from the Sun's solar wind and Venus' atmosphere is being boiled away but I don't see how this could still be going on
after 100 million years let alone 4.5 billion. So Venus either recently lost its magnetic field or somehow gained more atmosphere from somewhere
either of which indicate a catastrophic event.
The atmosphere that is being boiled off was detected by a satellite in Earth's orbit during the transit in June 8, 2004. This comet tail from Venus
is made up of Ions and is about 25 million miles long, the reason there is so much atmosphere left is a mystery. This might be evidence that Venus has
not been there over the past billion or even million years.
If the solar wind kicks up and accelerates the stripping away of Venus' atmosphere we might get to experience some wild effects during the next
transit in June 6, 2012.