Venus, the Veiled Greenhouse Planet
Lecture no. 3 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets
Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
While the Venusian carbon dioxide atmosphere has resulted in a runaway greenhouse effect and the hottest surface temperature in the solar system, the Earth and Venus actually contain about the same amount of carbon. Explore the forces that resulted in the extreme atmospheric differences between these two otherwise-similar planets.