Our neighboring planet Venus is pretty badass. Sulfuric acid-laden clouds, crushing atmospheric pressure, and broiling surface temperatures soaring to nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius) make Earth’s “sister” world quite the alien horror show. And now there may be another strange phenomenon to add to Venus’ list of extreme oddities: heavy metal ferroelectric “snow” covering its highest mountain peaks — but, curiously, only up to a certain height.
This is very cool (not literally). Just the other day I was looking at the reprocessed Venera photos from the surface. I wish we were able to spam Venus with probes like we are with Mars (which is still not enough but… it’s pretty great). There’s so much to learn.
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